DCLM Daily Manna 19 September 2019 – Holiness Demanded, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: HOLINESS DEMANDED
TEXT: Leviticus 11:41-47
KEY VERSE: “For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” – (Leviticus 11:44).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 19 September 2019
Jimmy Owens, the renowned songwriter wrote in one of his famous hymns: “You shall be holy unto me, For I, the Lord am holy, You shall be holy unto me, For I, the Lord, am holy, And you shall sanctify yourselves and be holy, For I am holy, And you shall sanctify yourselves, and be holy, For I am holy, And I will walk among you and will be your God. And I will walk among you, and you shall be My people”. There are people who cannot bear with a system that seems to curtail their liberty and restrict their lifestyle. They want to be free to do whatever they like whenever they feel. What these people fail to realise is that a life of unrestrained liberty is in itself the greatest form of bondage.
In today’s text, God commanded the children of Israel to avoid eating certain creatures in order to keep themselves clean. Several other passages in the Scriptures highlight God’s distaste for uncleanness because He wants His people to be holy, set apart and be unique just as He is holy. The Lord does not want true Christians to mix up with their pagan neighbours, get involved in their idol worship or compromise with them in sin.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 19 September 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
God called Israel out of idolatrous Egypt and set them apart as a unique nation, dedicated to worshipping Him alone in the beauty of holiness. This is the same calling we have as Christians today. We are to remain spiritually isolated from the wickedness and corruption of this world. God does not expect us to accomplish this by our own power; hence, He made provision for us through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
As we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and willingly set ourselves apart from the pollutions of this world, we will receive grace and power to live a radiant, holy and victorious life.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can’t belong to God and be unlike God. He is holy, so must you!
DAILY BIBLE READING: Proverbs 9-11
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