Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday - Leviticus 12 - God Sees Sin

God sees sin even where we see perfection (Isaiah 64:6). When Eve listened to Lucifer she blindly participated in a sequence of events that damned all of creation. And, when God meted out the curse which He had promised, He specifically spoke of the pain in childbirth that would always remind women of the awfulness of Eve's decision. In fact, I Timothy 2:14 says, "The woman being deceived was in the transgression" (which might be the reason behind the doubled period of uncleanness in the case of female babies under the ceremonial law). Again, Psalm 51:5 agrees, "Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."

Mankind is fit for nothing but destruction (Romans 9:22). Good news though. God loves our pitiful race despite our despicable rottenness (Romans 5:6 & 8). Because of that unfathomable love, the curse was cured by Jesus (I Corinthians 15:22). So, even though many babies die in sin (naturally condemned by the sin nature inherited from their father) as yet unable to make a choice to turn to the Savior, they are covered by the merciful grace and compassion that was demonstrated and justified by the shed blood of Christ. The righteous God who HATES sin also loves sinners (Romans 3:26).

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