Today's Reading: Ezra 6-8; John 21
Today's Thoughts: Be Set Apart
But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him. Psalm 4:3
Do you know that you are set apart by God and for God? We are sanctified and made holy because the Lord has set us apart from the ungodly. This sanctification takes place when we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and are redeemed by His blood. It is the only way. We live in the world but are not to be of the world--we are to be set apart. Jesus prayed in John 17:17 that we would be sanctified by the truth, the Word of God. The Word of truth sets us apart from the world when we live by it and make it our daily bread. Even though as people we are all different and set apart from each other for various reasons, we are chosen by God to be set apart for Him.
Are you living a life set apart and made holy by the Word of God? Did you know that the Lord has set you apart for Himself? Take time today and look up verses on being set apart and sanctified. We need to take this calling very seriously and learn what a sanctified life really looks like. Pray that the Lord will guide you and that His Holy Spirit will teach you how to live a life set apart from this world, even though you live in this world.