Good morning everyone and praise the Lord for who He is, God all by Himself who chooses to use us to glorify Him with our personal conduct. That is the subject that we are going to dine on today so get ready. Where you read Israel insert where you are now.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Lord, what will You say to those who choose to follow their own selfish aims, who do only what they can get away with — whether it be robbing people, cheating on a marriage, killing on the streets, or aborting their babies at a whim, or for convenience? What will You say when some people follow their own self-serving gains, legal or not, even those in high places? What will Christians say or do while all this is happening; will some remain quiet and close their eyes, trying to take the “high road” and think positive thoughts? What will You say, Lord? Will You say, “I never knew you?”* Oh Lord, have we changed that much? Have we been too busy with our own lives? Have we been deceived, or blind to the dangers that surround us and can destroy us? Please help us find our way back to You, where our comfort is before it’s to late, In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

Holiness in Personal Conduct

Leviticus 19:1-18

The Lord also said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. “Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God. “Do not put your trust in idols or make metal images of gods for yourselves. I am the Lord your God. “When you sacrifice a peace offering to the Lord, offer it properly so you will be accepted by God. The sacrifice must be eaten on the same day you offer it or on the next day. Whatever is left over until the third day must be completely burned up. If any of the sacrifice is eaten on the third day, it will be contaminated, and I will not accept it. Anyone who eats it on the third day will be punished for defiling what is holy to the Lord and will be cut off from the community. “When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters drop. It is the same with your grape crop—do not strip every last bunch of grapes from the vines, and do not pick up the grapes that fall to the ground. Leave them for the poor and the foreigners living among you. I am the Lord your God. “Do not steal. “Do not deceive or cheat one another. “Do not bring shame on the name of your God by using it to swear falsely. I am the Lord. “Do not defraud or rob your neighbor. “Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day to receive their pay. “Do not insult the deaf or cause the blind to stumble. You must fear your God; I am the Lord. “Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly. “Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. “Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the Lord. “Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives. Confront people directly so you will not be held guilty for their sin. “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

Quote of the Day

You may rest assured that God will not allow you to be tried beyond your strength. It is when we are powerless that God does all, and thereby manifests His power and goodness in a striking manner.

John Baptist de La Salle





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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