Friday, August 10, 2012

The Calling of Difference and Discernment

“...this is an ordinance forever throughout your generations, that ye may put difference between the holy and the unholy, and between the clean and the unclean, and that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord hath commanded them by the hand of Moses” (Leviticus 10:9-11, Geneva Bible).

“For when as concerning the time ye ought to be teachers, yet have ye need again that we teach you what are the first principles of the Word of God: and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For everyone that useth milk, is inexpert in the Word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of age, which through long custom have their wits exercised, to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:12-14).

Live your calling, Church, as “a royal Priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9), learning and teaching how the Word divides “holy and unholy,” “clean and unclean,” and “good and evil,” for while the world rejects or reverses these categories, they have not changed in the Unchangeable One’s Word. Your calling remains the same.

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