God touches on making offerings not to God..anyone who does so is to be cut off from the people. He wants them to realize that He is the only one they are to be sacrificing to.
God then lays out the rules for appropriate sexual conduct:
- Don't sleep with a relative
- Don't sleep with a man as one would with a woman
- Don't sleep with animals
This makes me think back to how many times I had the opportunity to act different and set myself apart as an example, and instead went with the flow. Ashamed. Discouraged. Embarrassed. Weak. Thank goodness for a gracious, loving, merciful God who knows my heart and sees me at my weakest and still says "that one right there, she is mine!" Brings me to a MercyMe song that I am loving right now...
Covered by your love divine
Child of the risen Lord
To hear you say "This one's mine"
My heart is spoken for...