You shall be holy for I am holy

Leviticus 11: 45: “For I am the Lord, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, to be your God; thus you shall be holy for I am holy.”

Leviticus 11-16 deals with the classification of “clean” and “unclean” food (chapter 11) and rites of cleansing (chapters 12-15).

It closes with the procedure for celebrating the Day of Atonement to cleanse the people and God’s sanctuary (chapter 16).

Cleanliness was something that was important to God. And not just being physically clean.

God instructed that Aaron, the high priest, and all the other priests had to be clean before approaching him.

Also God demanded that they be clean – both physically and spiritually – before they could serve before God.

Think about what “clean” means to God. It means being clean from sin, perfectly pure, without sin.

*Where do we stand on the issue of cleanliness?-

How clean are we?
Not a personal hygiene question – but a spiritual one.

We dirty our minds with our wrong attitudes, our unkind words, our actions stained with wrong motives, our thoughts covered with selfishness, our thoughts of anger or revenge, our mouths with profane words and gossip, even our actions show the dirtiness of sin in our heart.

We are in desperate need of a spiritual bath, a spiritual cleansing.

We are all dirty; we all have sin in us.

When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and He guides us. He will lay it on our heart when we sin.

So turn right and ask for forgiveness; ………….. Just like when we are wearing a clean dress and we spill something on it, we don’t just sit there, we try to clean it right then.

Be washed, be cleaned, and let Jesus wash away all our sins.

Jooley Mathew Z

Strange, Strange, Strange

🎼 In a Poetic Note 🎼

Chose Ye Aaron and his sons;
Priesthood and Levite duties.
Consecrated, anointed Moses;
For the high calling of the Lord.

Days of Ordination seven days;
Tarried they in Tent of Meeting.
Sin Offering, Burnt Offering;
Fellowship Offering sacrificed.

Came out Moses and Aaron;
Blessed the people gathered.
Glory of the Lord appeared;
To all the Israelites present.

Fire from presence of Lord;
Consumed offering and fat.
Seeing congregation rejoiced;
Bowed and worshipped God.

Aaron still in priestly garments;
Was in the Tent of Meeting.
So were his four sons Nadab;
Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Strange, Strange, Strange;
Strange were Nadab, Abihu.
Profane fire brought they;
Which God commanded not.

Fire went out from the Lord;
Devoured, died they both.
Mischael and Elzaphan;
Took bodies out of camp.

Inauguration of Ordination;
Ended in shock and grief.
Holy, holy is our LORD God;
Dare not defy His Commands.

Mrs Sheela Jebakumar ✍