Numbers 5 - Day 164 (link to reading plan)
Scripture: Numbers 5:29-31
Observation: God prescribes an elaborate test for married women who were accused by their jealous husbands of being unfaithful.
Application: We could easily become distracted and run off on numerous tangents about the unfairness of the test, what about the male partners, or how archaic society was at the time so let me get to the point.
Obviously, marital unfaithfulness was a problem that needed to be addressed so God included this test. The point is that God is Holy and in order to have a relationship with Him, the Israelites needed to at least pursue God's holiness. I can't stress this enough, without Jesus' sacrifice, we would need to follow all of these rules to have a relationship with God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you...