Deacon Doug Brosky
“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them you shall be holy for I the Lord your God are Holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)
Did you ever participate in a bible study on the Book of Leviticus? Me neither. It’s a book full of regulations and procedures. What does any of that have to do with me? My God is the God of the New Testament. However if you look deeper the book instructs us regarding how God has selected us to experience his holiness and to be an example of how we should live our lives.
Be holy? Hold it! Paul makes it clear “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”, so how can God tell us to be holy? Only God is truly holy. We are all imperfect, so what is being said? When Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment he responded we shall love the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and mind.
God told Israel then, and us today to reflect the character of our Holy God, a character of uncompromising love that is to be demonstrated in our love of our fellow man and sharing Christ the very personification of our Holy God. May we reflect that love of a holy God as we share the love he has shown to us in this Lenten season and always.