Bible In One Year- Day 43 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)
Commentary: Leviticus 5-7. Reading chapter5 of Leviticus will makme us realize that our daily living cannot do without sinning. What you hear, what you see and what you say, in one way or the other will always put us in a corner of defilement. Especially the tongue, it is a horrible part of us.
James 3:8 “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”
Greater percentage of the people you meet got into the predicament in which they are because of the tongue. Joseph ran into trouble with his brothers because of his tongue. When one loses control of this aspect of life, the end of such is certainly disastrous; such describes his or her destiny to the enemy. It is with the tongue we make oaths which is what Lev5 is saying. Lev6 also remarked another tongue disease, LYING and FALSEHOOD in swearing.
Leviticus 6:3 “Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:”
Lev7, in addition, talks about what to eat and what not to eat; this is another problem of the tongue. Many cannot control their eating habit. Some even carry it into their dreams. Esau had this problem and he lost his birthright. Tragedy crawled into the life of many through eating in the dream. A lot of people that are supposed to be prophets for the Lord had lost the grace through a leaking tongue. Prophet Isaiah was captured by the King’s delicacies. It was the mercy of God that came to rescue him and the first thing that was done was the purging of that tongue otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to adequately function for the Lord. Jeremiah’s mouth almost killed his anointing by confessing negatively contrary to God’s plan. The father of John the Baptist almost destroyed God’s plan concerning John. But the Angel of God locked his mouth for 9 months. To be useful for the Lord, beloved, the first part of you that must be worked on is your tongue. When God visited Prophet Ezekiel, He realized that he was having a leaking mouth. God then lockd the mouth and put the key in His pocket. He told him that He would unlock it only when there is the need for it. God doesn’t work with talkatives as such. The choice of Moses probably could be that he could not talk much because he was a stammerer. You must submit your tongue to Jesus and let Him use the fire of the Holy Ghost to circumcise it. The tongue must be purged with that fire. A defile tongue will always dishonor God and it is a good instrument for the devil to destroy people. Let God work on your leaking tongue. Th next reading is Lev8-10. Kep the fire burning and alive on the platform of LOVE.