THE LAW OF DIFFERENCES BRINGS ORDER, SAFETY AND DIGNITY - Acts 5:1-11; Daniel 5:1-5

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Order, safety, decency and dignity are enhanced by the law of differences. People who despise the law of differences almost always find their experiences marked by dishonor and disarray. Some people have lost life and property because they ignored this crucial law. For example, a father must know the difference between his daughter and other women so that he doesn’t have sexual relationships with his daughter. Conversely, a girl must know the difference between her father and her father’s friend for sexual relationships. Otherwise, there will be terrible perversion when this crucial difference is ignored.
 
In pursuing profit, you need to know the difference between your church and your club. In fact, let me encourage you to recognize the difference between God’s sacred things and other secular things. If you don’t do this, you will get in serious trouble with God one day. Ignoring this difference was the reason why Ananias and Saphira lost their lives in Acts chapter 5. They were not the only liars in Jerusalem that day, but they lied to the wrong person (the Holy Spirit) and in the wrong place (the Church) and at the wrong time (during a move of God). They violated the law of differences and paid dearly with their lives.
 
In Daniel 5, King Belteshazzar also violated the law of differences by drinking from vessels consecrated to the Lord. He was not judged for drinking wine BUT for using the wrong cups. Beloved, do you know the difference between JEHOVAH and other gods? Do you apply that difference in your relationship with the divine things? Are you such a sinner that has no regards for righteous boundaries? God is calling you to return; understand the difference between the holy and common, so that you are not judged like Belteshazzar.

PRAYERLord, deliver me from the consequences of despising the law of differences. From today, I recognize the difference between the holy and the common and I honour what God has honoured in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE IN A YEAREzekiel 10:1-11:25, Hebrews 6:1-20, Psalm 105:16-36, Proverbs 27:1-2