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CONSECRATED TO GOD

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Your Word for 17 April 2024

Proverbs 4:12
‘When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.’

THE JOY OF BEING ABLE TO CONSECRATE OURSELVES

Joshua 3:5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

To be consecrated is to be set apart. It is obviously something we can do if God tells the people to do it.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CONSECRATE OURSELVES?
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service. The word consecration literally means “association with the sacred”. Persons, places, or things can be consecrated. It means that we are dedicated to a sacred purpose. It can also mean:
To devote oneself.
To dedicate oneself.
To set apart oneself.
To officially make something hold through a special religious ceremony.
A very special act of consecration is communion.

GETTING RID OF THE OLD IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF CONSECRATION

Exodus 19:10 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes.”

Consecration has to do with purifying or washing ourselves of the past. I spoke to a Doctor in our congregation and she told me that she used to work in the emergency room at the hospital. Often and especially over weekends, people would arrive who had been injured in fights resulting from alcohol and substance abuse. She mentioned that one thing she could never get used to was the smell. Especially the blood. It had a significant odour. You could smell the alcohol and other substances in the blood. If physical substances can affect the smell of our blood so that the Doctor is put off, how much more the sin that creeps into our lives must be a detestable odour to God. It is for this very reason that we must deal with these things so that we can be clean, holy and prepared for what God has got prepared for us.

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