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Wholly Holy (6 of 10)
We are going to be in some heavy-duty material this evening so I want you to listen carefully and prayerfully. I'm constantly thrilled at how God's Word speaks to the current, contemporary situation whatever it may be. I don't know a section of Scripture that is any more applicable to the current culture than what we are going to study this evening. We are going to survey chapters 18, 19, and 20. Obviously, we won't have time to deal with all of the verses, nor necessarily should we.
Let me give you the preamble, so to speak, of this section.
The book of Leviticus has two main divisions. The first seventeen chapters we have considered have sacrifice as their main theme. These chapters have to do with how a person can have a relationship with God. We see that you can have a relationship with God on the basis of sacrifice. It talks about all of those offerings that they were to give in the Old Testament tabernacle. Of course, you know that all of those offerings and sacrifices were fulfilled by the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ when He died on Calvary's cross. It is because of what Jesus did on the cross that you and I can have a relationship with God. That's salvation.
Beginning in chapter 18 and going to the conclusion of the book, he deals with how we can have fellowship with this God. Relationship is our salvation. Fellowship is our sanctification. That's our walk with the Lord. That's having fellowship with God. The theme in these chapters is separation. We can walk with God when we separate ourselves unto the Lord and live a holy life unto the Lord.
You will discover as you read chapters 18, 19, and 20 that the phrase, "Be ye holy, even as I am holy," occurs several times. In chapter 19, verse 2, the Lord said, "You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy." You see it again in chapter 20, verse 7. "Sanctify yourselves therefore and be ye holy for I am the Lord you ...
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