Text: Leviticus 20:26
And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
1 Peter 2:9-17
When God called Abram out of the Ur of the Chaldees, it was a call to separation. Not necessarily because he was ordinarily holy, but because God found obedience in him and counted it for him as righteousness. It was indeed a great privilege which many others would have craved for. Moving or walking with every manner of man is not God’s style and therefore He ensures He separates unto Himself those who can be cultured to relate with Him. These are those He by preference walks with since two cannot walk together except they be agreed. God in His being is holy and therefore cannot walk with filthy vessels. No wonder He told Abraham to walk before Him and be perfect. In seeking your perfection, God wants you for Himself and that is why the first thing He seeks to do is to draw you out of darkness into His light. He takes you out of filth into purity in Christ. Once you are so drawn out, He expects that you will remain severed from those He severed you from and cling to Him alone. It is in this that many miss the point. Anything you hold in pride of place over God or His word is your idol and is competing with God over your soul. Abraham did not know that Lot remained his god for as long as he kept Lot against the Lord’s counsel. Unfortunately, every such idol only exists in your life to deprive you of God’s blessings reserved specifically for you. What aspect of your life or relationship is contending for your attention with God? See it as it is, an idol! Put it under or away completely for God to take His pride of place in your life from today. You belong to God. He paid an unquantifiable price to have you. Don’t squander the price. Heed.
Father, I know I am yours. Please keep me safe and separate in you from all distraction and deception from the pit of hell in Jesus name.