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I love Skittles. My favorite are the red ones. When I’m eating them, I have a tendency to push the red ones aside and save them for later. Once or twice I saved ALL of them for later.

mmmm……red skittles………

My devotions in the Chronological Bible have placed me in the book of Leviticus for the past several days. I’ve been wading through one law after another. It’s difficult at times because they seem to have little relevance to today.

Throughout these laws, however, is a statement that clarifies the real purpose of the instruction. At Leviticus 20:26 it is mentioned: “You must be holy because I, the Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.

Dictionary.com defines holy as “Specified or set apart for a religious purpose”.

I think we’re kind of like red Skittles in God’s eyes. With purpose and intention he places us to the side to fulfill a greater plan. We’re not used or taken advantage of, but we’re cherished, loved and respected. Being called holy is an honor and a privilege. It signifies that we are important to Him.

Author: erik

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  1. I’m a Mike and Ike’s fan.

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  2. I do the same with the orange ones (sorry but orange skittles are just better)… I like your topic…
    I feel like we are different and should set ourselves apart… but we should not wear flags saying so… it makes us unapproachable…. kinda like the video on (your) yesterday’s blog. We don’t want to be hiporcrates or walk around with a “better than you” attitude. Not that we are all guilty… but christians have somehow given themselves a reputation.
    You’re right… a priveledge, it’s exactly that!

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  3. what does is mean spiritually when I throw away all the turquoise colored candy dots?

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  4. I love the red ones.
    Katie, orange is just gross.
    I like the way that dictionary.com put it…set apart for a religious purpose. I concur. Not only does it signify that we are special to Him, but I think that it speaks of a future “doing”. Purpose can be both noun and verb. Both forms are defined by “an end to be attained” or “an action in course of execution”.
    Both of which I think are correct context for this.

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  5. I have three random thoughts concerning this blog entry.

    1. I take Lev 20:26b – “I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own”, to mean that God who has “set us apart” will not give us away because “we are His very own”. So – do you ever give away your red skittles?

    2. I love reading Leviticus, it makes me appreciate all the more what Christ has done for me.

    3. Perhaps Bethany Patrice is looking for Rev. 3:15-16. After all turquoise is like the Church in Laodicea – it’s lukewarm. It cannot decide if it is green or blue!
    So I say spit them out!

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  6. I’ll still continue to save the red skittles for yah whenever I buy some. Also, you had a very good message here. I know you’ve talked about it in youth group before, but yet again I say, very good message.

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  7. Man this is a good blog. Its just amazing that we are God’s “red skittles”. It makes me feel bad for those other colors. Ha, but no seriously, I enjoyed reading this, thanks Pastor Erik! =]

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