The God of promise, faithful in His doing; He set the children of Israel free from slavery in Egypt and brought them to the land of promise.
Then the warning:
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that usethw divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a ncromancer.
For all that do this things are abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
Deuteronomy 18:9 – 13
The inhabitants of Canaan were engaed in abominable acts. God detests sin and so adjured the Israelites to live distinctly when they eventually get there.
We live in a world today with many evil practices. Pornography, pre-marital and extra-marital affairs, fraud, effeminacy, necromancy, same sex marriage, among others.
Could this warning also be for us in this contemporary era?
Yes, God still hates sin and will punish anyone who lives in it.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
I Corinthians 6:9, 10
Disobedience brings death.
Because of moral decadence, so many evils have become like normal way of life. We have become less sensitive to sin. Everybody seems to be doing it; you become the weird one should disagree with them.
But “Do not commit sin with the crowd”.
The urge to commit evil, the pressure to flow along with the world seem easier.
What would you do if a child you have bore for nine months, loved, cared and laboured for is suddenly murdered in cold blood only in his last semester of graduating from the university?
What if he committed no offence; what if suspects were apprehended?
Won’t you rather seek vengeance with quicker and faster means than wait for the law to have its course?
After all, sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily (Eccl 8:11).
You may choose the option of conjuring with the spirits of the dead.
But forget not that it is an abomination before God.
Hear then the clarion call:
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you,
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
II Corinthians 6:17, 18
The world is polluted with corruptions of different forms. Will you emerge pure?
Make straight paths for your feet – Hebrews 12:13
Jesus loves you!