The Benefits of Holiness

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Happiness and Holiness are closer than you might think.

Deuteronomy 5

Moses reviews the Ten Commandments with the children of Israel.

INSIGHT

David writes that the Law of the Lord is perfect, and in keeping it, there is great reward. Part of that great reward is spelled out in chapter 5. Moses says that if the children of Israel will keep God's commandments, it will go well with them and with their sons forever! In addition, the Lord promises that they will live and that they may prolong their days in the land. Holiness is not expensive. In fact, all the deepest longings of a child of God are met only in holiness. Could we consistently believe this, our lives would be more holy. Like the Israelites, we think that we are missing something by serving God. We are missing no more than the Israelites missed of Egypt.

PRAYER

Honor the holiness of God by offering Him this psalm of praise:

Praise the Lord!

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

For His mercy endures forever.

Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?

Who can declare all His praise? (Psalm 106:1-2)

Now pray this confession to the Lord to keep your life in fellowship with Him:

My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives (Hebrews 12:5-6).

As you confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind, voice your affirmation of God's Word:

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).

As you make your requests known to the Lord, pray for:

  • Greater love for your family
  • The work of missions in North and South America
  • The concerns of your heart

Now offer this prayer of worship to the Lord:

To Him who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen (Based on 1 Timothy 6:15-16).

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