Watchman Daily Devotional: A Compassionate God Deeply Desires the Utmost for You and Therefore Exhibits Severity Towards Malevolence That May Divert You From the Right Path. He Recognizes the Potential Harm It Could Bring. Do You? Does This Bring to Mind a Nation That Has Fallen Apart?

5 But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. In ancient Israel, there were severe consequences for individuals who attempted to persuade others to worship different deities. That may seem severe by today’s standards, but it’s important to consider the unique role that God had assigned to that nation. Through divine intervention, they were saved and given guidance on their laws and practices of worship. The nations they were displacing were engaging in abhorrent practices as acts of worship. Engaging in behaviors…

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Watchman’s Daily Devotional

Leviticus 6:5-6 states that if a person fraudulently swears about something, they must refund it in full, add a fifth, and return it to the rightful owner on the day they recognize their mistake. 6 And he shall bring to the priest as recompense to the LORD a ram without blemish from the flock, or its equal as a guilt offering. Leviticus is a book of regulations governing worship and social order. The law we’ll look at today concerns theft. If someone took a deposit, secured something for someone, discovered something that belonged to someone else, or simply stole something and then lied about it in order to profit financially, there was a law in place to govern how they should recompense the victim. The individual in the wrong may have been discovered, or they may have elected to make…

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