Why You’ll Never Succeed at Holiness…On Your Own Ep 022

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While reading through the book of Leviticus, what struck me is that the Israelites had to always be aware of their state of purity or impurity. Anything could turn their otherwise clean state into an unclean one, like touching a dead animal, giving birth, or something as simple as a skin rash. It was always Israel’s responsibility to ensure that they returned back to a state where they could approach God.

In Leviticus 10:10-11, God says to Aaron, “You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, and you are to teach the people of Israel the statutes that the Lord has spoken to them by Moses.”

It was the priest’s duty to teach the people what was considered holy and what wasn’t. Today, it seems this is a lost art. Political correctness has trampled over any talk of holy living. And the “I’m going to do me” mantra rules even in churches today.

Leviticus 10:10: “And that you may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,”

God is holy, and nothing that comes short of that holiness is to be permitted into His presence. Nothing ritually unclean must enter the Sanctuary and its precincts, for it will defile it. So it was the responsibility of the priests to make the distinction and see that it was observed.

Today, we are to be responsible for making sure that we are in a state of holiness as we appear before God.

Mentioned on the Show:

Leviticus 10:10-11

qadash- Hebrew word for kindness

Leviticus Commentary by Jay Sklar

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