How do we become unholy?
The children of Israel in the Old Testament’s main fault was that they wanted to be like other countries. The other countries had a law code, a king and sacrifices. So they wanted one.
They wanted to be common. God wanted them to know that they were different. That they were loved. That they are separated unto themselves. That was what he meant by holy. Uncommon.
Unfortunately Israel wanted to be like the countries around them. They wanted a king, a law code and sacrifices.
They did not know God was their king, that he will write the law in their hearts and will be the sacrifice. That was how he made them holy. It’s all about him. It is God who will make them uncommon.
Today we suffer the same fate, we revel in a religion that demands we go back to the law, we think our service and sacrifices brings us favour and clamor to the latest pastor who had the “special revelation”.
Do you know every religion teaches that? By wanting those things we make our faith common. The opposite of holiness. Common.
We are holy people. This is because our faith is not base on everyone has. For us Christ is our all in all.
1 Corinthians 1:30
30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
Here’s a followup to this note: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/how-do-we-become-unholy-common-part-2/