• “I never felt such an entire emptiness of self-love, or any regard to any private, selfish interest of my own. It seemed to me, that I had entirely done with myself. I felt that the opinions of the world concerning me were nothing, and that I had no more to do with any outward interest of my own, than with that of a person whom I never saw. The glory of God seemed to be all, and in all, and to swallow up every wish and desire of my heart” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. — Ephesians 6:12-13 (NKJV)

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