Dec 31, 2019
Holiness is a non-negotiable as far as God is concerned. It is not a suggestion that He has left up to our discretion or according to our definition. He has a strong opinion about what holiness is and how His people are to pursue it. And in Deuteronomy 18:9-14, Moses is going to remind the people of Israel that God had high expectations for them when it came to their lifestyle. He had set them apart as His own treasured possession, given them His law as a code of conduct, and He fully expected to live according to His standards and not those of the world. They were to live distinctively and differently. There was no room for compromise and complacency. And as God’s people, they were to resist the temptation to blend in with the world around them.