[Songs in the Night - June 29]
Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you. Leviticus 20:7, 8
THIS means, set yourselves apart to God, and he will set you apart. We have a part in this work, and God has a part. If we make a full consecration, God will consecrate us; he will accept us and set us apart for himself. He gives us the indication of this acceptance in the begetting of his Holy Spirit. Such soon begin to realize that they have a new mind, a new disposition, a new heart. It is of this class that the Apostle Paul speaks in the text, "This is the will of God" concerning you, "even your sanctification"—you who have consecrated yourselves to him and whom he has accepted and consecrated, has set apart for his service. Z'16-100 R5877:3 (Hymn 208)