Holy to the Lord

Today’s Scripture Selection: Leviticus 27:30

“All tithes from the land, whether the seed from the ground or the fruit of the tree, are the LORD’s; they are holy to the LORD.”

At the end of the book of Leviticus, one final point is made that sums up much of the book.

That which is given to the LORD is holy.

We can’t give it half-heartedly, or hope to work a deal to somehow get it back.

We can’t only act as if we are giving it, and then somehow take claim again.

We can’t make a show of our sacrificial giving, and then juggle the books, spiritually speaking, so we don’t actually give as much or anything at all.

Oh, we may be tempted to try but the Scripture is quite clear on the matter.  If it dedicated to God – it’s God’s.

Of course, when you think about it, it could only be that way.  After all, as the Psalms make so clear, everything – including our very lives – belongs to the LORD anyway.  We are merely stewards of what He owns.

So, as another year draws to a close, I would invite you to think about how you can best live your life as a steward of God’s property – yourself included.

It may add a different perspective to that list of New Year’s resolutions on which you have been working.

Dedicate yourself – fully and completely – to living a holy life for God.

There is literally no limit to what God can do with such an act of faithful commitment.

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