When you purge your life of something, you free up space for something right!
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
2 Timothy 2:21 - If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
Read - Deuteronomy 22-26
Chapter 22-23 are various laws on purity that can can be summarized as ‘cleanse and purify yourself so that you may live’. Some of that living is physical. All of it has spiritual connotation.
Chapter 24 gives a basis for marriage security…both for a man who believes his wife has been unfaithful and also for a woman who proves her purity. In either case, divorce is not commanded nor even recommended but rather permitted when the sin of adultery is present. Jesus would later teach us that this was only for our hardness of heart (Matthew 19:8). Forgiveness is the better way.
Chapter 25 puts the Levirite Law in place which would protect a woman who lost her husband by bringing that man’s brother or other ‘kinsmen redeemer’ to carry on his name and inheritance.
Lord, cleanse my life of things that do not honor You so that I may fill my life with things that do!
Deuteronomy 25 outlines a law that would be invoked when Ruth was taken in by Boaz (who are in the lineage of Jesus).
Deuteronomy 26 outlines how to give of the Tithe (a portion given to God from the first fruits of their living). Tithing was certainly a way of ‘Serving God’ just as giving of our income can be today. However, God knew that man had a penchant for going through the motions without the right heart and mind. Verse 16reminds us that God doesn’t just want our giving, he wants our heart. This ties to Knowing God and Loving God rather than simply serving Him. Relationship!