Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February 7 "Counterfeit Holiness; Leviticus 19-21


 "Do not desecrate my sanctuary. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.’”  Think about the priests in Jesus' day.  "All the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death; and they bound Him, and led Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate the governor” (Matt. 27:1-2).  They took counsel.  The error of the chief priests and Pharisees has been perpetuated and refined from Leviticus to this century. This error has to do with a false perception of holiness.  What does holiness really look like?  The chief priests?  Counterfeit holiness. What about today.  Are we a holy people?  God is most concerned about making us holy. Is that my major concern in any given matter?  Are we dealing with the Truth?

PHOTO: Browning's sanctuary. You shall know the truth and it will make you free. And God will make you holy.

2 comments:

  1. "I am the Lord, who makes you holy"

    I find this most comforting. The LORD makes me holy. It is nothing I can do. I do have a responsibility in all of this because I am His. But it is He who provides the holiness, not me.

    My prayer today:
    LORD, thank you for your grace that makes me holy.

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  2. Amid all of the law, the Lord says I make you holy! Love that, Carol. If we ever truly can grasp holiness, it is the key to understanding the fullness of Jesus's Gift to us.

    "Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sanctifies you."

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