Reading, Reflection & Prayer: Mon, 03 July – Leviticus 10-12 ~ holiness

Reading, Reflection & Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening(Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Reading: Leviticus 10-12 (NLT) – click here

Reflection & Prayer

The Holiness of God

Lev 10:3 –  Then Moses said to Aaron,

“This is what the Lord meant when he said, ‘I will display my holiness through those who come near me. I will display my glory before all the people.’”

And Aaron was silent.

Holy God: Fill me with a sense of wonder and terror as I reflect on the essential holiness of your nature and character. You alone are the absolute arbiter of holiness; it’s only in the reflection of your glory that I discover the depth and pervasiveness of my own sinfulness.

Slow me down as I read through these painful reminders of the consequences of my disobedience in the face of your clear, detailed instructions. Bring to mind areas of disobedience in my own life that I might be truly sorry, humbly repent, and turn to you.

Help me to view my world through your eyes; teach me to distinguish between the holy and the unholy, the clean and the unclean, the pure and the impure – between good and evil, between beauty and ugliness, between honesty and deceit, between morality and immorality, between integrity and corruption – all from the perspective of your holiness.

And when I am done, may I weep over the total depravity of the world in which I live – its thoroughly corrupt and sinful nature; a world in rebellion against the One who made it.

Consecration

Lev 11:44 – For I am the Lord your God. You must consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.

Gracious God: You knew me and chose me long ago, and you have given me your Spirit – the Spirit of holiness. Cleanse me with the blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, that I may receive more and more grace and faithfully follow him.

Through the perfect sacrifice of your Son, Jesus Christ, you have ransomed me from sin and death; I have been born again into a new life will last forever because it comes from him – the eternal, living word of God.

My faith and hope is in you, gracious God. Shape the way I think and bend my will to yours so that I might not fall back into my old ways but live obediently in reverent fear of you – trusting always in your mercy and grace. Through Jesus Christ my Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Be Holy, For I Am Holy” – by C. E. Couchman


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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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