Sin and Holiness cannot co-exist!


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Numbers 33 From Genesis to Revelation, God desires a holy people. As Israel’s people near the end of their wilderness wandering, Moses takes them aside to remind them of this premise. They must purge the land of the idolaters and their idols. “Destroy all their carved images, all their molten images, and demolish their high places.”[Num 33:52]Then God gave them a warning: “But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those whom you allow to remain will be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your side, and will cause you trouble in the land where you will be living.” Further: if you do not do what I intended to do to them, I will do it to you. [Num 33:55 -56]

God is very clear; He demands holiness. He does not want his people to be touched or to embrace that which are unholy. Although written to the Israelites, it applies to us as well. Peter reminded the sojourners of God’s words: “You shall be holy because I am holy.” We can only do that when we are purged from our sin by the blood of Jesus Christ. Paul reminded the Romans not to conform to this present world but be transformed by renewing their minds. We can only do that when we are immersed in His Word daily. [Rom 12:1-1]

In thinking about this, are we bowing down to idols? Is our mind clear and conformed to Christ? 

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