The One Year Bible passages – Leviticus 11:1–12:8; Mark 5:21-43; Psalm 38:1-22; Proverbs 10:8-9
Be Holy For I Am Holy
For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. – Leviticus 11:44-45
The theme of Leviticus is holiness. The word “holy” is in Leviticus more than any other Bible book. God wanted the children of Israel to be clean and holy in every area of their lives. He wants the same from His children today. In the New Testament, God removed many of the dietary restrictions. However, God did not remove the spiritual principle of being pure, living a clean life, and being set apart for the Lord. Those principles are as binding today as they were in the days of Moses. We still should distinguish ourselves from the world by eating, drinking, and dressing in ways that honor God. We should not participate in the things of the world that are ungodly and morally impure. But even more than the way we act, we should live with a heart that is pure through and through. That would be a heart of love, a heart that knows Jesus and seeks each day to follow Him and look more and more like Him. Living a life that is holy and pleasing to God is the only way to live in true peace.
Sanctify – to make holy; set apart as sacred; to purify or free from sin
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Go in Peace
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. – Mark 5:34
Peace – the normal, non warring condition of a nation; a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations; freedom from any strife or dissension; freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, obsession, etc; tranquility, serenity; silence, stillness
Forsake Me Not
Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. – Psalms 38:9-10
Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. – Psalms 38:21-22
Panteth – To breathe hard and quickly; to gasp for air; to long with breathless or intense eagerness; yearn. To throb or heave violently or rapidly
Wise in Heart
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. – Proverbs 10:8
Prating – to talk excessively and pointlessly; to babble; to utter in empty or foolish talk