Clean Hearts

October 10th, 2018

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Leviticus 19:1-10

In our Wesleyan Holiness tradition, we believe not only that has God called us to be a holy people, but that he can actually make a way for this to happen. Some traditions teach that we “daily sin in word, thought, and deed.” Our spiritual forefather, John Wesley, taught us that sin properly so called, which is “a willful transgression against a known law of God,” is something God can help us to resist, living freely and victoriously.

But living a holy life free from sin is only part of the equation. It’s not just about what we avoid, but what we do. Read Leviticus 19. Do you notice the obedience to God through keeping Sabbath and offering acceptable sacrifices to Him? Do you notice the commands to respect and love and care for others, including parents and the poor and foreigners in society? These are just a few examples from the instructions in both the Old and New Testaments.

My friend, you are called to be holy. Have you sought the heart cleansing our tradition teaches we believe in? If so, is it reflected in how you relate to God and to others?

Author: Joel Parsons


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