Day 78

Day 78 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 24-27

Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small. You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly. Deut 25:13-16

Practice what you preach . . .

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander . . .

Treat everyone equally . . .

Do not set out to deceive with your business practices . . .

These are not new ideas.

They are all part of the law that was given by God to the Israelites as they set out to settle the promised land.

We can be thankful that every time we knowingly deceive someone that God is not there to pass quick and severe judgement.

BUT, do not be deceived either.

Judgement for your actions will come at the end of your time on this earth.

Jesus died that we might not have to live under the penalty of death and that we might not have to live under the burden of the law.

However, freedom fro the burden of the law does not make us free to live as we want. In our freedom we submit to the King of kings and willingly become His servant. It is in that moment that we can choose to obey the law not of concern for punishment but out of love for the King.

How you live your faith matters now . . . and always.


Day 79 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 28-29


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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