September 4, 2015

Today you should read: Leviticus 20

Holy.

A word that we sing, read, say and pray all the time as Christians. We label God a “holy” and we strive to be holy but what does it really mean? And, furthermore, why is it so important? Today’s chapter is all about holiness. God is calling His people to be holy and explaining why it is so important. Let’s take a look at what it is.

‬‬“So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I am the LORD your God. Keep all my decrees by putting them into practice, for I am the LORD who makes you holy.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭20:7-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

From these two verses I believe we can say that to be holy is to be three things:
1. Set apart or different
2. Obedient to God’s commands
3. Living as God lives

So, if nothing else, God wanted to make sure the Israelites had these three things down. But why?

“You must keep all my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you as your new home will vomit you out. Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them. But I have promised you, ‘You will possess their land because I will give it to you as your possession—a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from all other people.

You must be holy because I, the LORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭20:22-24, 26‬ ‭NLT‬‬
I believe we see at least three things as to why this is so important here
1. God’s blessings will be removed
2. God’s favor would be removed
3. God’s heart would be broken

So as you go about your day today keep these things in mind. Holiness is huge. God requires it but more importantly, God desires it so that we are living life to the fullest and happiest in Him.

Posted by: Robbie Byrd

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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