The Levites obeyed your word
and guarded your covenant.
They were more loyal to you
than to their own parents.
They ignored their relatives
and did not acknowledge their own children.
Dt 33.9 NLT

After the Israelites worshiped the golden calf in the desert, Moses ordered the faithful to kill the sinners among the people, Exodus 32. The Levites fulfilled the order and were blessed by God for it. The Lord reserves a blessing for him who obeys his commandments instead of bowing before the desire to be accepted by one’s loved ones.

Translated from the Portuguese-language devotional

Christian dedicationFrom a millstone around the neck to vultures circling over a cadaver, Luke 17 presents vigorous teaching from the Master. As today’s reading, the chapter reminds us that faith is no lark in the park, but a determined, focused, and deliberate path we follow, guided as we are by the truth of Christ.

Watch yourselves!
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