If you could hear God, what do you think He would say? Would He say to take a stick and cover up your excrement? Sorry. Even the thought of God saying this is a bit repulsive and offensive. And yet, that is exactly what the inspired Word of God says. If you get past the stench and picture you have in your mind, what was God really saying?
God wants to visit you in your garden of Eden. He wants to spend time with you enjoying the beauty of His creations. The last time He dropped in on you, did He smell a sweet fragrance or was there a stench present in His nostrils. It is unlikely God will spend a whole lot of time where the smell is offensive. It is likely, He just might rid the area of smell.
So the thought is, what are you doing to prepare your garden for God? What sweet fragrance of love are you adding to attract and encourage God to hang out with you? Cover up the stench and go buy yourself a fresh bouquet of flowers. Then, invite God to stay awhile. The visit will be memorable."Mark out an area outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourselves. Along with your weapons have a stick with you. After you relieve yourself, dig a hole with the stick and cover your excrement. God, your God, strolls through your camp; he's present to deliver you and give you victory over your enemies. Keep your camp holy; don't permit anything indecent or offensive in God's eyes." Deut
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2 thoughts on “Sorry. Don’t want to be offensive, but…”
Hi Archie. This really gets to the heart of the situation and should cause examination of what we are filling our ambience with. Are we presenting to the Lord a sweet fragrance or are we stinking up the place? I was just thinking of Revelation 5:8 where golden vials full of odours are “the prayers of saints.” In revelation 8:3-4 much incense was offered up “along with the prayers of saints.” This must be a really sweet aroma in the heavenly realm.
Thanks for a most thought provoking post and also for stopping by earlier. Blessings always in Jesus name.
Im pretty sure that the excrement passage in the bible is literal. Man knew nothing of bacteria and the disease that could be caused from the discard of ones diet. While your reasoning is inspirational and poetic, I’ve used this scripture to prove science in the bible to non-believers, seeings how bacteria wasn’t seen till 1676 and wasn’t named until the 1800’s.