Today’s thought “Holiness to God” (May 09)

Holiness to God

19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken. {Deuteronomy 26:19 KJV}

The principle of being holy to the Lord is seen in the High Priest’s mitre. (Exodus 28:36 39:30) However holiness was not an attribute that was a requisite of the High priest only. The nation were to be holy, making a difference between the clean and unclean (Leviticus 20:26) In making vows, or paying tithes, Israel had to appreciate that what was being given was holy to the Lord (Leviticus 27:14 21 28 30 32) The man or woman who made a Nazarite vow was to implement that principle of holiness to the Lord is all the days of their separation. (Numbers 6:8) But in reality the whole nation were separated to God and thus should have been holy to the Lord all the time. (Deuteronomy 7:6 14:2 21) here As Jeremiah states (Jeremiah 2:3) This was the high calling of Israel – which sadly they had fallen from. So when we see Holiness to the Lord on the horse bridles and the pots holy to the Lord (Zechariah 14:20 21) We see a picture of the kingdom of God where He, at last, is given the honour due to Him through the holiness of His people.

Peter Forbes [Glenfield (UK)]

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Preceding: Today’s thought “… with all your heart” (May 09)

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