Leviticus 20 Punishments for Egregious Sins

Jul 21, 2014  |  Leviticus, Old Testament  |  No Comments

Punishment for Child Sacrifice

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God hates the mindless killing of children, whether the child sacrifice of the Israelites following the practices of false gods or today’s child sacrifice – abortion.  The penalty God set for this abomination was death for the individual, but He also commanded punishment of those who closed their eyes to the person committing this sin.  God said He would set His face against those who ignored this egregious sin.  Do not be deceived – He has not changed His mind in this manner, even if the false god is tolerance.

Punishment for Turning to Mediums and Necromancers

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We’re surrounded by seemingly innocent examples of the occult: tarot cards, palm readers, Ouija boards.  God’s word is clear – they have no place in the lives of His followers.  He will set His face against those who use them and commanded that they be cut off from His people.  The passage then reminds us to consecrate ourselves and be holy, because God is our Lord.

Punishment for Cursing Your Parents

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God commands that if we curse our mother or father, the penalty is death and the blood is on our hands.  Pretty serious stuff.

Punishment for Sexual Sins

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Adultery, incest, homosexuality and sex with animals are all acts that God commands be punished with death.  Notice that in our society, only one of these is acceptable.  God’s command is clear.  In some instances, sexual sin is punishable by cutting people off from the community or leaving couples childless.  We need to recognize that God still demands sexual purity from His people.

Call to Holiness

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If we claim to belong to God, we must embrace His holiness.  We need to obey His commands, avoid the practices of our culture that go against God’s laws, and consecrate ourselves to Him.

Punishment for Mediums and Sorcerers

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God commands that those who practice the occult be stoned to death and their blood is on them.  Keep your guard up in our society that embraces the occult in many ways, from party games to yoga.

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