Leviticus 19:2-3 “I am the Lord your God.”

Leviticus 19:2-3 (KJV)
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

A careful look at the instructions in this chapter reveals a close, if not parallel to the Ten Commandments. One could say that this chapter expands and explains those Commandments. They were not merely a piece of the puzzle that is the Mosaic Law; they were the foundation upon which all the law rested. So important were they that, when upon the disobedience of Israel at the foot of Mt Sinai the original copy was broken, God brought Moses to the top of the mountain once again to provide another copy. 

The foundation of all the law was the Ten Commandments. And the foundation for them is this unchangeable truth, “I am the Lord your God.”

I believe this still holds true. The Christian behaves the way He does, not to make himself holy before God but because the God he loves is holy. 

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Leviticus 19:2-3 “I am the Lord your God.”

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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