Leviticus 19:9-18: Love Your Neighbor

O brother, love your neighbor!
Leave margin for the poor to eat,
With gleanings left after you reap,
To give your work to those in need.

O brother, love your neighbor!
Protect your neighbor’s property,
Don’t steal from him deceptively,
Or swear to him in blasphemy.

O brother, love your neighbor!
Don’t hold your power over him,
With holding wages is still sin,
Don’t laugh at weakness, but defend.

O brother, love your neighbor!
By seeking justice ever fair,
And never by their wealth compare,
But justice equal bring to bear!

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I Corinthians 11:17-34: The Lord’s Supper

You call this supper of the Lord?
This drunkenness and hunger?
Do you not see His wrath out-poured,
The plague you suffer under?
Repent that He may give reward,
And discipline no longer.

Express the unity of Christ,
As part of His own body.
Do not divide by deeds of life,
Those poor and those with money.
And do not split – doctrinal strife,
But factions show the phony.

With all humility draw nigh,
And by no works accepted,
He interposed and dared to die,
And for us was rejected.
Proclaim, in this, the Crucified,
All level, none neglected.

And with thanksgiving, praises made,
With gratitude our eating.
At wonder at the price He paid,
And worship at His bleeding.
The very night He was betrayed,
With His own body feeding.

No sin is ever then too great.
You never will be worthy!
But Christ was worthy in your place,
Why chose You to restore me?
There is no answer I can make,
All praises be before Thee!

Leviticus 19:1-8: Holiness

Holiness linked to divine,
The essence of the sacred Lord.
Relational it is defined,
As righteousness, but He restores.
Consecrated but through God,
And never by our worthless deeds.
We counterfeit in cursed fraud,
The grace of God our only need.

Then worship God, and Him alone,
As Lord, His law will lead your life.
By this His holiness is known,
The line of Law cuts as a knife.
Your earthly father honor, too,
For holiness at home begins.
Your father God has given you,
Reflecting God’s own holiness.

And keep the Sabbath rest He gave,
The rest that He did consecrate.
And not forever sweat and a slave,
The sign of sanctity He makes.
And make no gods to worship them,
To sell yourselves as demon’s whores.
Idolatry, the sickest sin,
Is prostitution from the Lord.

And do not eat the tainted meat,
When you assemble near my throne.
To keep the honor of my feast,
In holy joy to God alone.
Then do not worship work or food,
Or friends or kin, or fleshly art,
But God makes holy and makes good,
His blood has sanctified my heart!