The very word consecrate means to declare or set apart…be removed from. In some versions the word consecrate means to make hallow or vulnerable. As we anticipate January’s Consecration Month, I want to remind you that you are making yourself vulnerable to the word of God!
Just for you, we have an updated version of the Consecration Calendar complete with new rejuvenating scriptures and prayer focuses! Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God.(Leviticus 20:7) What I find so interesting about the above scripture is the sentence structure. The adverb “therefore” modifies the transitive verb “consecrate” which is essentially telling the reader that if you declare or set apart, dedicate yourself for a sacred purpose, if you irrevocably devout yourself to God, there is NO WAY you cannot be holy, in pleasing God, for ‘He’ is holy! (Leviticus 11:45). Fantastic guidelines to live by–wouldn’t you agree?