Avoid The Perverse

You are not to come near any close relative for sexual intercourse; I am the Lord. You are not to violate the intimacy that belongs to your father and mother. She is your mother; you must not have sexual intercourse with her. ~ Leviticus 18:6-7

Have you ever read the book of Leviticus and just thought to yourself, “Why did God even need to address this? This is just common sense.” That’s how I felt about these verses, and then I felt like God brought to my mind the warnings on bleach bottles and other poisonous liquids. These are common-sense rules, but there are always those who will misuse the product and then try to sue the company for their own idiocy. The same is true with the Law.

God gave us laws and commands not because we’re stupid or lack common sense but because the more we give into darkness, the more our vision is perverted, and the more we give into our own fleshly desires. Imagine if God didn’t give us any commands or laws but expected us to follow them. On Judgment Day, would we not be able to say, “But I didn’t know it was a sin.” Therefore, the LORD addresses the black-and-white areas plainly and clearly so that there’s no room for grey to appear.

So, what are we to do? We get rid of grey, and we stick to the original outline. We don’t give into our flesh, but we crucify it. We don’t quench the Spirit; we feed it. We don’t blur the lines between right and wrong; we call sin sin. We stop making excuses for our sin, and we strive for holiness.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Avoid The Perverse.

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