“Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you (for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean), lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you. For everyone who does any of these abominations, the persons who do them shall be cut off from among their people. So keep my charge never to practice any of these abominable customs that were practiced before you, and never to make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.”
by: Gem Barton.
God gave some specific instructions to His people that they should not defile themselves by participating in the abominable practices of the people who God had driven out of the land. They were asked to keep the land faithful so that they would not be destroyed like those nations around them. We live in an era where good is called evil and evil is called good. Believers are called out and set apart to live differently. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God told Israel that if they would call on Him in humility, He would hear and heal their land. Put aside a few minutes today to seek God in humility as you pray for the healing of our land.