11/10/19: Hebrews 10:1-17; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 27:12
I do not know about you but I had never considered myself to be “holy.” In fact I felt that if someone called me “holy” they were being sacrilegious & trying to give me an honor I did not deserve. Then, after listening to excellent teachers and doing some reading on my own I came to realize that being “holy” is a gift that applies not only to me but to all believers.
The Greek word for “holy” is “hagios” which means “different, set apart. Believers are “holy” as we are to be different from the world and set-apart for God’s use. And what is it that makes us “holy?”
Hebrews 10: 8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.