Every Monday night, I attend a Bible class. This course takes the participant on a 4-year journey through the Bible, reading it in the light of salvation history. We started at the beginning in Genesis and have made it to Leviticus. I have tried to read the entire Bible front to back on my own, but have gotten confused, bored, or frustrated not understanding exactly what is going on. Tonight in Leviticus, God lays down the law as to how the Israelites are to worship and behave. They have already rebelled against God once, so He spells things out to Moses who intercedes on behalf of the people. God tells them to be holy, because God is holy, and the people belong to God. Fast forward to Jesus Christ and today – the message remains the same. But, I know with the realization of all my faults, I cannot be holy. The only way to do this is to allow God to work within me, to allow His grace and mercy to wipe out my guilt and replace it with love. It is something that I need to be reminded of often.
I Found God realizing I cannot be holy without Him.