In today’s reading, I was struck by how each stanza in chapter nineteen ended with “I am the Lord.”
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:1-4 ESV)
God was reminding His people of His rules, His commandments. He made them and He was in charge. As children we have our parents in charge of us. Learning to obey them, teaches us how to obey God. He gave us rules for a reason. He knows what is best for us.
“You shall do no wrong in judgement, in measures of length or weight or quantity. You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. And you shall observe all my statutes and all my rules, and do them: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:35-37 ESV)
He is the Lord. End of Story. Case closed. Whatever He says goes if He is truly our Lord.
Thank you for giving us all parents to show us how to obey. Thank you for knowing what is best for us. Thank you for showing my heart that what you You say is always what is right and good.