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.