“Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the LORD who sanctifies you” (Leviticus 20:7-8).
This name for God describes who He is (holy) and what He does (makes us holy). His purpose for you, His priority, is holiness. This is more than moral purity; it’s being set apart only for God. God said in Leviticus 11:45, “Be holy, for I am holy.” This may sound impossible, but God gives this command with the promise that He will work holiness into you. “I am the Lord who sanctifies you.” In the New Testament, Philippians 1:6 promises, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Praise Jehovah-M’Kaddesh for His faithfulness to make you holy.
Exodus 31:12-13; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24