And Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke, saying: ‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; And before all the people I must be glorified.’ ” So Aaron held his peace.
Leviticus 10:3 NKJV
And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
Leviticus 20:26 NKJV
Back story we see is 2 men Nadab and Abihu who basically made a fire against the way God wanted it to be done , in the previous passage there was a sacrifice that God was happy with and we see that God wants our hearts and actions to be right and obedient to Him.
Holiness is being set apart or different from the rest . God wants us to regard Him as such and to desiring to be holy.
We live in a world where there’s a Culture that wants us to celebrate our differences but yet also wants us to be the same, in relation to our thoughts. A culture where our views are expected to be uniform with the world , but so different to God’s standards.
The problem though with being set apart from the world is that we can get cast out by the world and we can ask ourselves what is the benefit of this?
In Hebrews 12:14 it summarises as be holy, because without it no one will see God.
If we want to see God we need to make an effort to be like Him and to follow His ways.
Seeing God and having a relationship with Him is one of the best things any one could ever hope for. When we put ourselves to say we will do what God asks us to do . When we say we will follow his commandments no matter what the world says. That we will say no if the Bible says no and yes of the bible says yes. In doing so, we will experience God.
Being all starts with obeying the bible. The bible is first place to start in knowing the heart of God.
2 Tim 1:9- he has called us to holiness not because of us but because of him, . When Jesus said not my will but yours be done . He took the first step to obedience and the first step in holiness. He died for us in our sins, He died for us when we hated God, He took the first step to show His love to us. Jesus showed us an example of how we can take the first step , in saying no to the world and yes to God. Jesus being God and man showed us that , this is possible with Him in us. Even though we may fail , God is willing to give us so many chances , because He is merciful and gracious and knows that we will fail, but is willing to Help us get back on track .
So I pray that we will , with God’s help aim to be holy to Him and set ourselves apart because Jesus Has already done the hard part our part is to respond and follow Him.
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