Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Leviticus 18 – More on Pagan practices…

We did see in the last chapter this statement of risks to avoid.

Lev 17:7  And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

Lev 17:8  And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,

Lev 17:9  And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.

Today’s chapter expands the list with with many direct practices they will encounter on their journey.

Leviticus 18:3  After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.

Among the worst is this one….

Leviticus 18:21  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

You can read this lists on your own. The Chapter ends with these verses.

Lev 18:24  Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

Lev 18:25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Lev 18:26  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

Lev 18:27  (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled)

Lev 18:28  That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

Lev 18:29  For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

Lev 18:30  Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

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