Be Holy as I am Holy – podcast


The Contagious Holiness Of God

~ Adriel Sanchez

In the Old Testament, the place where God chose to meet with his people was a place of contagious holiness. It was so supercharged with holiness that merely touching the very instruments of worship in the tabernacle would make a person holy.

God spoke to Moses about the consecrated altar. “The altar shall be most holy. Whatever touches the altar shall become holy” (Exod. 29:37b). Concerning the table in the tabernacle, the altar of incense, the lampstand, and utensils, God said, “You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them will become holy.” (Exod. 30:29). God’s holy place was filled with holy things that existed to make a holy people. In fact, after giving Moses the instructions regarding the tabernacle, God identified himself as, “the LORD who sanctifies you” (i.e. makes you holy, Exod. 31:13b).

This infectious holiness also extended to the garments of God’s priests:

And when they go out into the outer court to the people, they shall put off the garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers. And they shall put on other garments, lest they transmit holiness to the people with their garments. (Ezek. 44:19; emphasis mine)

The holy people of God could transmit the holiness of God to those outside merely through touch! These realities shed light on a familiar story in the gospels.

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Happiness or Holiness?

We live in a culture today that has elevated one’s personal happiness to an inordinate, unhealthy, and definitely unscriptural priority.

Leo Rosten, the Polish born Jewish writer once wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Happiness, in the ancient, noble verse, means self-fulfillment and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever talents God or luck or fate bestowed upon them.”

The truth is that God is more interested in significance. Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” (Jn. 10:10). C. H. Parkhurst wrote, “Purpose is what gives life meaning.” And purpose goes beyond the here and now. It is more than the temporal. Or the temporary.

We find fulfillment, purpose and joy when we pursue nobler ambitions. Seek Godly goals. And enjoy spiritual growth. It is realized by being transformed, not conformed. (Rom 12:1-2) Focusing on things above, not things below. (Col 3:1-2) And truly desiring holiness of character rather than passing pleasures. (Heb. 11;25).

Our holy God calls us to a higher level of living. “Be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1Pet 5:15-16).

~ Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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