Consecrate Yourself

April 29th, 2014

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Leviticus 18:1-6, 24-30

Leviticus is not an easy book to read. It is not filled with familiar stories or characters. At first glance it appears to be a book of rules that could easily be overlooked in the 21st Century, dismissed as outdated or irrelevant. Our faith asserts that the truths found in Leviticus are as relevant today as they were when they were written.

In Leviticus the Israelites were consistently reminded about what God expected of them. Leviticus 18 begins a call to the Israelites to be holy–or consecrated–set apart for God’s purpose. The Israelites were God’s “called out” people. This meant their lives needed to reflect God’s character.

The people of any kingdom will reflect the values, character, and example of the king. God is our heavenly King. As God’s people the way we live should look different than those who serve the gods of modern culture. Our God asks us: “Are you willing to set yourself apart in every aspect of life to show others what kind of God I am?”

Author: Carol Rittenhouse

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