Thoughts on Leviticus 13:47-59 and 14:33-57

As human beings, stewards of the world,
We intervene against destruction’s blight.
Protecting our domain from plague and sword,
In Jesus’ strength, indomitable, we fight.
As priests made in the covenant of grace,
We’re called to make a clear distinguishing,
Discernment of both good and evil states,
For know that you will judge the angel kings.
As sons and daughters of the living God,
Empowered by the Spirit’s mighty aid,
We’ll tear away the pitted, leprous spot,
Removing sin’s uncleanness from our ways.
For God is sovereign over everything,
And we rely upon the King of kings.

Where is This You Brought Us? (Hebrews 12:18-24)

O dread and sovereign Lord,
Where is this you brought us?
To Sinai, hard and scorched,
Through fire-flashing.
Tornado-winds and cloud,
Around Your person shroud,
With trumpet blasting loud.
Your voice in power roaring,
When Moses shook and trembled.
O dread and sovereign Lord.

O great and gracious Lord,
Is this where You brought us?
To Zion’s heavenly court,
With angels feasting.
Your throne on crystal sea,
Your face at last we see,
O Christ, unceasingly.
The Church of the firstborn,
With Jesus blood be-sprinkled.
O great and gracious Lord.

Death and Blood (Romans 8:12-17)

When men reject their God, they live in fear,
They have no surety that a Father’s near.
And fearful men respond in killing sprees,
To massacre what gives anxiety.
When threatened fears turns to – once more –
Abortion, genocide, and ‘holy war’.
The spirit of the world is fear, and blood,
The Spirit of the Lord’s adopted love.
As sons of God, we have eternal life,
We’ve no anxiety at worldly strife.
And given hate, respond not with a grudge,
But give the life we’re given by our Judge.
Accepting God, accepts the gifts He gives,
And will not murder anything that’s His.