Topic: Say “No” To Sodomy! [DCLM Daily Manna 6 August 2020 Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Leviticus 20:10-21 (KJV)
10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
11 And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister, nor of thy father’s sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.
20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
21 And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.
Key Verse: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13).
Sadly, our world has changed so drastically that things that were once abominable are now accepted as norm. Churches that used to be the last bastion of hope for truth and purity have started jumping on the bandwagon of modernists who reject God’s word, calling good evil and evil good.
Although many rituals and ceremonies in the Old Testament are no longer necessary today as the blood of Christ, once offered on the cross, makes animal sacrifices and the rituals of the Levitical priesthood irrelevant; the moral laws governing what is acceptable or not in God’s sight and the need for moral purity is still very much retained. Reading through the passage under review, immoral acts like adultery, homosexuality, bestiality and the likes are condemned in the strongest terms. Those who were involved were killed under the Old Testament law.
Unfortunately, the present generation appears to have accepted all that is condemned in Scriptures as immoral and abominable. Although, we have advanced in many fields of human endeavour, we have hauntingly failed to differentiate between what is right, moral, clean and acceptable from what is evil, immoral, nauseating and abominable. These ills have, unfortunately, slipped into churches, thereby, desecrating holy places.
No matter what we choose to be and how we choose to live, there comes a day when all of us shall render an account before the Almighty God who can never change His words or be carried away by aberrant and immoral modern trends. It would be a wise thing for anyone who hopes to remain relevant in the scheme of things at the end, to separate from evil. God still stands against sodomy and all forms of sexual perversions. We must say “No” to them all.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Separate yourself from the evil in the world.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.