Thursday, July 6, 2017


Holiness by Carey Smith

"Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy." Leviticus 20:7-8

How would you define "Holy"? Here is how Webster's defines it: "Exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness." That sounds like a pretty good way to describe the holiness of God. Who is worthy of complete devotion? Who is perfect in goodness and righteousness? According to the word of God, only He is.

In contrast, these verses give us a hint about our righteousness before God. "This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed." John 3:19-20

Simply put, we would choose darkness because we hate the light. We cannot even stand in His presence because of our guilt and our sin. It amazes me that God will make us holy in His sight. There is no other way for us to be holy other than by His hand. There is nothing we can do; there is nothing we can say. Even consecrating ourselves requires God to declare us holy. Because of His righteous and pure nature, there is no one other than He who has the ability to sanctify, consecrate, and purify us to make us holy.

Even though there is nothing we can do to become holy, God does ask us to keep His decrees and follow His commands. Why, because He is the Lord God. Does He need a reason beyond that? Does He need a reason at all?

Daily Prayer Focus: Lord, Mold me and make me into your image. Lord, purify my heart, and may others see the hand of God at work in my life.

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