Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:27-28).
Today's Morsel: I am amazed at the number of people who have tattoos. It seems that this trend has taken on a new meaning. When I was young, the only people you saw with tattoos were sailors or those who had been stationed overseas in the military. But today, this practice of art has become a billion dollar a year business. It not only reached men, but to women and men alike. To the young and the old. Some do it just to be a part or distinct, while others try fitting into the fad of the times not considering the hereafter. Most people, once they are saved, will tell you that when they got their tattoo, they were not in the right mind. They were living in sin or in a state of sin. Either they got it while drunk, on drugs, or they allowed peer pressure to persuade them to get one. But no person in their right mind gets a tattoo and marks their body; even if the person says that they are saved and gets a tatoo, hey aren't in their right state of mind. The Lord told Moses to write in the law, "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD." And you may say that was under the law. If you are born again, the law is now to be written upon your heart so that you do not do wrong things. As James admonishes us, "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren" (James 1:12-16). Beloved keep yourself in the love of God, your minds stayed upon Him, and your body will remain pure.
Sing: At the Cross, at the Cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away; it was there by faith I received by sight and now I am happy all the day.