Set Apart

The Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to serve Him. At the end of King David’s rule, he gathered together all the leaders, with the priests and Levites. 1 Chronicles 23:3 says, “Now the Levites where numbered from the age of thirty years and above, and the number of individual males was thirty-eight thousand. 38,000!
 
You and I have been set apart to serve the Lord. I love to think about Jeremiah 1:5. It applies to us as well. It says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you…” Sanctified means to set apart.
 
Hebrews 13:12-13 says, “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.”
 
Jesus’ priestly prayer before He went to the cross is recorded in John 17. Verses 16-17 say, “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
 
Verse 19 says, “And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.” In John 14:6 Jesus said that He is the truth.
 
In this present world crises we are set apart to serve the Lord through our testimony of peace and rest. 2 Timothy 2:9 says that the word of God is not chained. We may be isolated in our homes, but we can pray!
 
We have an unprecedented opportunity right now. Let us be about our Father’s business in this time of world-wide crises. We are set apart to boldly approach His throne of grace, to find mercy and grace to help in the time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Prayer is a good work that we are preordained to walk in.
 
1 Peter 4:7-8 says, “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins.”

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