Daily D – Leviticus 5:1
Leviticus 5:1 ‘If anyone sins because they do not speak up when they hear a public charge to testify regarding something they have seen or learned about, they will be held responsible.
Passengers were boarding the plane delivering us from San Diego to Fort Worth when a pretty young woman whose seat was next to the window in my row stopped to place her bag in the overhead storage. However, she had a meal container in her hands.
Seeing her dilemma, I asked if I might assist her. She smiled and handed me the cardboard box and asked, “Would you mind holding my sandwich? It is too good to mess up.”
I dutifully held her sandwich as she wrestled her bag into the bin. This is not what I expected when I offered my assistance. A large man sat between us and fell fast asleep as soon as we were airborne. I never got to see what kind of sandwich I had held.
Cecil Ray is a name familiar to some in Southern Baptist circles of a certain age. He wrote several books one of which was entitled, Living the Responsible Life. This title comes to mind when reading this verse from Leviticus.
For community life to work, each of us has to live responsibly. We are responsible to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth regarding what we see and hear. We are responsible to God and we are responsible to those involved in whatever matter is before us.
Community is fractured when truthfulness is not a common value. Anyone who misuses the truth in any way damages our ability to get along with one another peacefully and productively.
Our relationship with God is hindered when we hurt ourselves and others through any lack of responsibility.
Some people live more responsibly than others. Responsible lives accomplish more of enduring value.
This is a simple truth. Practiced faithfully, it makes possible many good results. This reminder today could be the nudge we need along the way. Let us commit to ourselves, to one another, and to God the ways of responsible living.
I will live a responsible life.
Our Father, I want to honor you and serve others by living a responsible life. May others find me dependable and trustworthy. Amen.
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Psalm 139:17, 18 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.