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Realizing the presence, promise, and power of the Kingdom of God.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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Leviticus 27.14, 15

“When a man dedicates his house as a holy gift to the LORD, the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand. 1And if the donor wishes to redeem his house, he shall add a fifth to the valuation price, and it shall be his.”

You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

The worship of God is not to be conducted with pagan ways or practices. All elements of pagan worship are to be excluded from the worship of God, Who is holy and pure, and Who shows us how to worship Him as we ought.

2.2 Guard against being drawn away

We must beware of those who would lead us away from the Lord, and we must prove our love for Him by resisting their allurements and clinging in love and fear to the Lord alone.

“If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell there, that certain worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently.

2.3 Make no idols

God commands us to find Him and Him alone all-sufficient for our needs, and thus to focus all our worship and devotion on Him, and to give none to idols.

2.4 Reject pagan practices

God’s people must not adopt, for any reason, the harmful, disgusting practices of the pagan practices they are called to displace.

Deuteronomy 18.9-13

“When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.

Do not take the LORD’s name in vain

 God invites us to take His Name upon us, to be reconciled to Him and united with Him for the purpose of His glory and their blessedness. We must not take His Name in any way other than what will fulfill these purposes, and we must not vow empty orunwise vows in His Name.

3.2 Fulfill your vows

Since the vows we take in some ways mirror the covenant oath of the Lord, we must be careful to fulfill all our vows; we may only be released from vows by proper authorities.

Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy

 God commands solemn rest for His people, times when they are to withdraw from their normal practices of work to be with Him in worship, meditation, giving, and remembering. We are carefully to guard and observe these times of rest, so that we may remember the sovereign power and redeeming grace of our God, and give Him the worship and obedience which are His due.

4.1 Observe the Sabbath perpetually

The Sabbath is a sign of our being made holy to the Lord. Keeping it is of the highest priority for all the generations of God’s people.

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