I choose to remember the Lord is Holy. He has set me apart to be His
You shall be holy and belong only to me because I am the LORD, and I am holy. I have set you apart from the other nations so that you would belong to me alone – Leviticus 20:26
Our current culture has become so permissive that its unthinkable to even consider a holiness stance. As I think about this powerful attribute of God and his call for us to be set apart. I fear coming off as judgemental and perfect as miss goody two shoes. But God is not calling us to holiness in our own merit or capacity but in His. On a personal level I cannot achieve Gods standard but with the help of God I can be holy.
“Holiness” means distinctiveness or separateness God is calling us to be distinct in our speech In our behaviour because he is holy.
Romans says do not be confirmed to the patterns of this world but continually renew your mind, continually choose to be set apart. Holiness is not an outward reflection but a call to our hearts purity to reflect the image of God, this pursuit helps in how we handle our lives as Christians.
What is our standard of Holiness?
Be obedient to God, and do not allow your lives to be shaped by those desires you had when you were still ignorant. 15Instead, be holy in all that you do, just as God who called you is holy. 16The scripture says, “Be holy because I am holy.” – 1 Peter 4: 14-16
From this passage the bible sets out a clear standard of Holiness is the Lord and not our desires. Our heavenly father is perfect therefore as we emulate him with the help of the holy spirit our desires begin to shift, and we become holy as he is holy.
Our prayer today:
Father God Lead me, uphold me as I take a stance to be set apart for you. As I take a stance to renew my mind to focus totally on you and your call to holiness