Do not bring sinful wages to the Lord

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.14.2015 Old Testament: Deu 23.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 23–25 on March 14, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

What an Israelite earned in a sinful occupation, he was not then to give to the Lord, for He only endorses righteous employment,

“There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel. You shall not bring the wages of a harlot or the price of a dog to the house of the Lord your God for any vowed offering, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 23.17–18). 

First, an Israelite should not be a prostitute or a sodomite, and whatever money they gained from that sinful life, they certainly were not to bring to the holy God! Their gift to Him would not counteract their sinful lives.

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