Ye shall therefore keep all My Statutes, and all My Judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people. Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. (Lev. 20:22-25)
God called Israel to be a holy nation unto Him and obey His Law by faith in Him because He is Holy. He commanded His people to be sanctified and set apart from all the other nations and their ungodly abominations and practices. In order to maintain possession of the land He had promised them, they were to live lives which glorified Him and obeyed His commands, statutes, and judgements. Though as individuals they could not keep the whole Law perfectly, as a nation they were to keep His Law because His Law is holy and just and because God is Holy and Just and had set the Israelites as His chosen people.
Even today, God’s people should separate themselves from the ways of the world, from that which is unclean, profane, or wrong as God has revealed to us in the Scriptures. Though the Law given to Israel does not apply in practice, having been fulfilled by Christ, the principles of holy living in Christ remain true. That which God has called unclean and which He has declared as unrighteous ought not to be practiced by those who claim His Name. Not only do we who are in Christ trust Him alone for Salvation, because of His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary for our sins, but we know that there is only one God, that we worship Him alone, and stand in His authority and not in our own vain imaginations. Those we are not in Christ by faith in Him alone need His forgiveness through repentance of their sins and the new life which He alone provides to those who come to Him on His terms.
God has sent those of us that know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our GOD has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of GOD so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.