Be Holy!

Consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sets you apart. Leviticus 20:7-8 CSB

You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be mine. Leviticus 20:26 CSB

This is Pilot Mountain, a part of the Saurtown Mountain range in North Carolina. But as you can see it is “set apart” from the other peaks. Just as we are set apart from the world to be holy as our God is holy.

As you can tell, I am reading in Leviticus this week. It tends to be one those books that we skim and/or skip over because of all the numerous and detailed rules that God is giving His people. That don’t seem to apply to us today.

The tabernacle has been built to God’s instructions. And now that God will be in their presence in the tabernacle, His people need to be holy. Leviticus is really a book about holiness, about making the Israelites holy so that God can be with them. There are rules for sacrifice, the role of the priests, being clean, and living holy.

Holy means to be consecrated or dedicated to God, to be set apart and reserved to give glory to God.

Consecrated means to be declared sacred, dedicated to worship and service for God, to be devoted and hallowed, and separated from the world and dedicated to God for a special purpose.

As Christians we are set apart from the world as God’s chosen children, dedicated to His worship and service, reserved for a special purpose and to glorify our Lord.

We are to be holy because our God is holy.

We are set apart from the world to walk beside our Lord.

We are consecrated to the Lord for worship and service.

We are declared sacred to the Lord as we offer ourselves.

This week let’s start each new day with a commitment to be holy to the Lord. Consecrated to Him, sacred and serving, dedicated and devoted, separate and special to our Holy God. Let’s strive be holy because He is holy.

I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we all work to be holy.

Blessings and holiness in His sacred service!

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