Peaceful Homes, The Results of a Holy Life
"....be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God." (Leviticus 20:7)
God said to Moses, "I am holy and you must be holy". But people do not understand this. God wants to give us the concept of holiness. When the presence of God came down, the priests could not stand there. They went away. It means that their body was not fully sanctified. God not only wants your heart but your ears, eyes, lips, hands and feet. The imaginations of the heart must be acceptable to God. The priests could not stand there where the glory of the Lord filled the temple. We are co-workers with God. We must be holy and sanctified. Paul writes in II Corinthians 6:16,17 that we must be separate from idol worshippers. We must not imbibe their thoughts. We must have God's thoughts. Their thoughts must not interfere with our devotion to God. ".....Perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (II Corinthians 7:1). We must have godly sorrow for our weaknesses. II Corinthians 7:10,11. Godly sorrow makes us careful. God wants to dwell with us. Without fulfilling these conditions we should not expect God to dwell with us. It is foolishness. We do not expect royalty to come and dwell in our houses. How much more should we be sanctified that God may dwell with us! You will get a reward for such life. The reward will be peaceful homes.