Dec 4, 2018
Leviticus 22 appears to be more of the same. At first glance, it can appear as if God is in a rut, saying the same thing over and over again. But if we look closely and listen carefully, we will see that He is actually driving home a point that is all-too-easily overlooked by the people of God. If we’re not careful the concept of holiness can lose its significance. What God has deemed of great importance, we can end up treating as optional or of minimal importance. Too often, we define holiness on our terms, rather than God’s. We determine the least amount of effort required to keep God happy with us, but it usually doesn’t reflect God’s outlook. And in doing so, our lives become an unacceptable sacrifice to God. We go through the motions. We perform the expected duties and live up to the usual list of dos and don’ts. And all the while our hearts are far from Him. This complacent, minimalist approach to our own spirituality ends up giving our witness a poor reputation and God a bad name.