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Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: When I was growing up and my parents made unpopular decisions for our family, we’d sometimes protest, “But everybody else does it.”
My parents would invariably respond, “You don’t belong to everyone else; you belong to God.”
Early on, I learned what it meant to be set apart. That’s what the word holy means—“to be set apart, distinct, or different.”
We have examples of this throughout the Old Testament. For example, one day was set apart as a holy Sabbath. The first part of income was set apart as the holy tithe.
In the New Testament, God set apart a group of believers to be the holy people of God; the church. The word means “a called-out assembly.”
To be set apart isn’t a punishment. It’s a chance to be in an intimate relationship with God Himself.
So remember today that you belong to God, and to be set apart from sin and set apart to God is a great privilege.
With Seeking Him, I'm Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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