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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Set Apart

We have started a Bible reading plan at church that consists of reading 5 chapters of Psalms plus 1 chapter of Proverbs every day for a month. I got a late start so I am a bit behind (okay more like a week behind but that's okay).

This passage really jumped out at me in my reading this morning. "How long will you turn my glory to shame? But know the Lord has set apart..."

As Christians, we are never going to be perfect. No matter how much we strive to be sinless perfect Jesus-like people, we will never get there. We are human and full of sinful desires and selfish ambitions. But we can strive to be set apart.

It's so easy to throw the excuse up "well all the other 'Christians' do it" or "just because I do this doesn't make me not a Christian" or whatever excuse you want to use to justify filling your selfish desires and making your sins seem okay. God doesn't want us living in sin like everyone else. As Christians, we should be set apart! When others look at you, do they see someone who is set apart living a life glorifying our God or do they see someone who is just like everyone else, just going through the motions of being a Christian, and following the bits and pieces of the Bible we choose, consciously and purposely turning His glory into shame over and over and over again?

I'm not saying that we will ever get to a point where we will be able to defeat all of our fleshly desires and sins that we struggle with but I do believe that if we focus on being set apart to bring glory to his name, we will be closer than we ever were.  

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