A Meditation: On Leviticus 20:7 // And Be Holy //

by Matheus Yuhlung

“Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God” – Leviticus 20:7 (ESV)

Man is neither in the position of consecrating his own self nor can he become holy by his own efforts. We are fallen people. Someone fallen in a pit cannot get out without getting any help from the outside.

But the internet is full of lines that goes as be your own salvation, trust in yourself, create yourself, life is ours for the making et cetera. These lines were made to be encouraging but to a believer like me it is downright sad because we know only Christ can save us and nobody else.

But the fact that God calls us to consecrate ourselves and be holy is not about self effort (though we are called to set ourselves apart from the ways of the world) but it is more or less about reminding ourselves about the work that Christ has done for us. It’s remembering the price and His grace that would effortlessly move us to becoming a peculiar people of God.

So, rather asking ourselves what would Jesus do when we find ourselves in a difficult situation; I think we should remind ourselves what Jesus has done. I believe the answer would be much clearer in that way.

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