He Wants You Holy

-LEVITICUS 11:41-47

There are those who are unnerved about what they refer to as the legalistic nature of the Christian life. They feel they cannot bear with a system that seems to curtail their liberty and restrict their lifestyle. They want to be free to do whatever they like whenever they feel. 
What these people fail to know is that a life of unrestrained liberty is in itself the greatest form of bondage! In today’s text, God commanded the children of Israel to avoid eating certain creatures in order to keep themselves clean. Several other passages in the Scriptures highlight
 His distaste for uncleanness because He wants His people to be holy, set apart and unique just as He is holy. 

The Lord does not want true Christians to mix up with their pagan neighbours, get involved in their idol worship or compromise with them in sin. God called Israel out of idolatrous Egypt and set them apart as a unique nation, dedicated to worshipping Him alone.

 The Law He gave them was to help them remain separated socially and spiritually. This is the same calling we have as Christians today. We are to remain spiritually isolated from the wickedness and corruptions of this world. Since He has redeemed us to Himself, He wants us to be wholly dedicated and holy to Him. This should not be difficult as some people think. God does not expect us to accomplish this by our own power; hence, He made provision for us through the death of His holy Son, Jesus. As we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and willingly set ourselves apart from the pollutions of this world, we will receive grace and power to live a radiant, holy and victorious life. 

Thought for the day: You can’t belong to God and be unlike God. He is holy, so must you.
Bible Reading in one Year: NUMBERS 29 - 30
Prayer: "For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" (Leviticus 11:44).
Via: DCLM Daily Manna 

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