Holy or Profane, Unclean and the Clean.

Ezekiel44:23  And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

So, that the juridical authority of the priests was purely of a moral kind, can be maintained only by rejecting 2Chronicles_17:7-9 and 2Chronicles_19:5-11 as unhistorical. Pulpit Commentary

 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, … to teach in the cities of Judah. 
And with them he sent Levites,  And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people. 2Chronicles 17:7-9 names omitted.

The meaning is—he sent orders to his princes to see to it that Judah was taught by the Levites.

“And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,  And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment. 
Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.” 2Chronicles 19:5-7 

The jist is: “For you judge not for man, but for the Lord.” “for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.”

Beloved, not just a moral judgment but a spiritual judgment, a judgment in the nature of God was required. When we meet, when we pray, when we fellowship in the name of the Lord, we fellowship in his nature. So, we are concerned with not just the letter, but also the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.

Some verses on fellowship:

Psalm 94:20  “Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frames mischief by a law?
1Corinthians 10:20  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

1Corinthians 6:14  “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

Acts 2:42  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
1Corinthians 1:9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

We also have:

  • fellowship in the gospel. Philippians 1:5 
    fellowship of the Spirit. Philippians 2:1 
  • fellowship of his sufferings, Philippians 3
    fellowship with us (apostles),
  • and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
    1John_1:7 we have fellowship one with another, .

1Corinthians 14:40 ” Let all things be done decently and in order.” With nobility. and official dignity.

— the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed. Websters

nobility is “of high birth or exalted rank”

Beloved, we simply walk worthy of the vocation in which we are called. We fellowship with who we are in Christ, put Him on, walk in the Spirit. Love ya

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