• “Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Set Apart by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/04/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: When I was growing up and my parents made unpopular decisions for our family, we’d sometimes protest, “But everyone 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 in 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 thechurch. 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.

Today, would you remember that you belong to God? To be set apart from sin and set apart to God is a great privilege.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Sometimes life is so hard you can only do the next thing. Whatever that is, just do the next thing. God will meet you there.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” — Luke 11:13 (NKJV)

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