Leviticus 11:45, Ephesians 1:4 NIV 2011
I am the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
Even though the Israelites were delivered from Pharaoh’s clutch, they needed reminding constantly that God was with them. He reminded them who He was and His position in their lives. He established His covenant with Abraham. Genesis 17:7, “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you…to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.” The same God is found in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the Apostle Peter. 1Peter 1:16, “For it is written: ‘Be holy because I am holy.’” God calls His people to be holy as He is Holy.
Merriam Webster defines holy: exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. Even on my best days I fail at holiness. Though I know that is what God wants me to strive for daily, it’s a stretch for me. The best I can do is to be transparent in my walk with Christ. I’m thankful God sees me through the prism of Jesus Christ. The writers of the New Testament were devoted to goodness and righteousness. God called me to write the daily because I’m His.
Where does God see our complete devotion?
Called to holiness,