Saturday, January 3, 2009

Seeking God’s Approval

I am having some serious issues with the book of Leviticus and once you start getting into the details, you may have the same issues I am having.

  • God redeems a people, purchasing them with the blood of an innocent sacrifice
  • God then calls these people, whom He purchased, to be holy.

Some one will say, “So what’s the problem?” Here’s the problem:

The same God that called Israel out of Egypt is the same God that calls you and I out of the world and unto Himself.

While it is true that we are not under the law as a way, or rule, of life, the sobering reality is that the same God that required holiness from His people in Leviticus 20:7 requires the same thing of the church in 1 Peter 1:15 - 16.

Here is my issue. I am not holy, and neither are you. Pray with me that we will be vessels of honor and clean instruments that the Lord of lords would be pleased to use.

1 comment:

Stephen Vaughn said...

Until we all (as christians) get a hold of this concept of the same righteous God of the old testament is the same God that we serve today. We will never be as effective as God desires us to be!!!