When the Lord Sanctifies

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the LORD who sanctifies you” (Leviticus 20:8).
How could the Israelites find sanctification? They had to keep the Lord’s statutes and perform them. Keeping the statutes included preserving them by reading them and teaching them to the next generation, but it did not necessarily mean doing them, at least in this verse. Therefore, the Lord emphasized that the Israelites had to perform what they kept.
The Lord expects the same thing from Christians. If we do not do what we teach, He will not sanctify us.

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