Monday, July 25, 2011
The Lord Who sanctifies – Yahweh M’Kaddesh. קָדַשׁ (qadash or kadash) means
to be sanctified, made holy, set apart. God wants to set us apart from the
world and its desires and ways. Paul writes in Romans; “I urge you,
therefore, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living
sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of
worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and
approve what God’s will is – His good and acceptable and perfect will. For
by the grace given me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself
more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober
judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
(Romans 12:1-3 NIV) The implication is that we should not think of
ourselves as less than what God has made us to be and declared that we are.
We are no longer sinners but saints – transferred from the domain of
darkness to the kingdom of His blessed Son. Shalom to all.
Blessings, Pastor Bill