Leviticus 20:26 “’Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.’”
Twice in chapters 19 and 20 of Leviticus God tells the people they must be holy. Because He is holy, He demands holiness from His people. He is saying, “Be like me! Be like your Heavenly Father.” Come on now, doesn’t He know that isn’t possible?
How many of you have seen boys act just like their dads? I mean the same mannerisms, the same behaviors and the same words used. How does that happen? Most of the time it’s because the boys have watched their dads and tried to emulate them. Other times it is picked up without knowing and before they know it they are a “mini-dad.” That only happens because of the time spent with them or because they share the same DNA.
Did you know we share God’s DNA? I don’t mean the actual chromosomes. But I do mean His Spirit. At salvation, He gives us His Holy Spirit to dwell within us. We CAN be holy because His holiness lives in us. We just have to let Him have complete control of us.
Our children need to know that they can be like God. They have to believe His Spirit dwells in them, and each and every time they are tempted to be unholy they need to remember He is there. His holiness can be lived out through them. But they have to give up their desires and their wants.
Mom and Dad, have you done that? Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to take control of your every action? Be Holy because He is holy!