Week of January 21 - Day 3

Day 3   Read: Leviticus 19:3-4

3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. 4 Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God.

Reflect: What commands are emphasized on the heels of “You shall be holy” in v.2?

Consider: Honoring parents and the Sabbath summarizes the whole Law and illustrates that holiness begins in the home. A child who learns to respect (lit., “fear,” as in v. 14) his mother and father is also likely to “fear God” and to flee from idols or … gods of cast metal.[1]

Respond: What gods are there in your life which hinder your obedience? What do you find yourself leaning into again and again when facing difficult times? Relationships? Food? Activity? As David wrote in Psalm 53, ask God to examine your heart fully.


[1]  F. Duane Lindsey, “Leviticus,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 201–202.