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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"Be Holy Because I Am Holy"

The book of Leviticus contains rules for holy living. It is God’s handbook for the Israelites whom He chose and set apart. Holy means morally perfect, pure and set apart from sin. It is giving your whole self up to God.

Leviticus 20:26 says, “You shall be holy to me; for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine…”

We should live in a manner worthy of all God has done for us. God’s moral perfection, properly seen, will purify us from sin, cleanse our minds from our problems and enable us to worship and serve. We learn about God’s moral perfection in the Bible. Daily Bible study has a purifying affect on our hearts and minds. Scripture points out sin, motivates us to confess, renews our right relationship with Christ and guides us back on the right path. Psalm 119:9-16 asks, “How can a young man keep his way pure?” And answers, “By guarding it according to thy word.”

Psalm 34:13-14 tells us to “Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

God promises us blessings if we strive for holiness. “And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people.” In Romans 16:20 Paul tells us God will crush Satan under OUR feet. Every time we embrace good and shun evil. When we live by the truth and do what is right and good regardless of resultant consequences, God is glorified and Satan shown a failure.

Make this your goal in life: “I always do what is pleasing to Him.” John 8:29

Christians are called to be like God: merciful, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, forgiving… Exodus 34:6-7

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At 10:19 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

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