every one of you

marmsky devotions pics September 2016 (23)

Leviticus 19:1-4

Lev 19:1 And Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 19:2 “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, you will be holy, because I Yahveh your God am holy.
Lev 19:3 Every one of you will revere his mother and his father, and you will keep my Sabbaths: I am Yahveh your God.
Lev 19:4 Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am Yahveh your God.

every one of you

Here is where the LORD reveals the purpose for all his rules under the Mosaic covenant. He wanted an entire congregation of people who were holy, like him. The various rules and regulations of the Mosaic covenant were designed to reflect the difference between Yahveh and the gods of the other nations. Instead of encouraging rebellion against parents, Yahveh encouraged loyalty. Instead of demanding work for power, he wanted his people to rest in his grace. Instead of images of cast metal, the people themselves were to reflect his image by their holiness. And, instead of a community made up of people possessing various powers and abilities and status, he wanted a community that entirely consisted of holy individuals, equal in status under his grace.

LORD, make us a people entirely holy unto you — every one of us.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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