Leviticus 9: Be Available for God’s Use
Leviticus chapter 9 is interesting because we can see the power of God in action.
Lev 9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people.
Lev 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.
When Moses and Aaron did what God commanded, they were able to witness His true power. I think that a lot of that is applicable to us as well.
When we do what God wants us to do, His power is really able to shine through. It is kind of what happened to Jonah. When Jonah finally got to Nineveh (albeit not very willingly) and started preaching like God had told him to do in the beginning, many people repented of their sins. While Jonah may have been a great preacher, the power to make that type of change in the hearts of many different people must have come from God.
While I do not believe in salvation by works, I will say that works are very important in our testimony. If we are Christians, we definitely should act like it so that we are good witnesses for other people who want to know more about God. This verse explains our purpose very well.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
We are created by God, and we should act like we are. When we do that, God will use it to help advance His kingdom. Not only that, but as we do what God wants us to do, we will draw closer to Him which will help us build a stronger relationship.