Tag: holiness

  • Biblical Principle #234: Laws of Separation

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to avoid mixing seed in one field, yoking different animal types, mixing fabrics in a garment, and cross-breeding animals. Explanation We previously established that GOD told Israel to be holy (separate) because He is holy. It follows that, in close proximity to this…

  • Biblical Principle #233: Israel to be Holy

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to be holy because He is holy. Explanation We have previously established that GOD is holy and that GOD designed proper order for how He wants all creation to operate. Following the flood, when the second world order began at Babel, GOD assigned…

  • Biblical Principle #232: Fulfilling Vows

    Biblical Principles List Principle God expects vows made to Him to be kept. He considers a broken vow to be sin. Explanation GOD told Moses to warn Israel: 22 “If you should make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require…

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…

  • Biblical Principle #225: Only Priest’s Family to Eat from Sacrifices

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave strict rules that only a Levite priest’s family could eat from the sacrifices offered by Israel as prescribed by the Law. Explanation As we have observed, sacrifice is a consequence of sin that goes back to Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel. Under the…

  • Biblical Principle #224: Special Rules for Israel’s Priests

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel’s priests had additional rules for holiness because of their role. Explanation In addition to the precise instructions pertaining to ceremonies and public service, Israel’s Levitical priests had further unique regulations that only applied to them because of their role as intermediaries between GOD and the…

  • Biblical Principle #223: Israel’s Guilt Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding guilt restitution payments for their sin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, when an Israelite sinned, there were precise instructions for receiving forgiveness for that sin. Because blood (life) is the price of guilt due to sin, animals were sacrificed under…

  • Biblical Principle #222: Israel’s Sin Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding sacrifices to be performed upon the realization that one had sinned either without knowing or failed to do certain things. Explanation Here are the instructions GOD gave to Israel through Moses in the Law about sin offerings involving unintentional transgressions and…

  • Biblical Principle #212: Israel’s Sabbath Laws

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding various sabbaths. Explanation A sabbath is a special day of rest. We have previously established that GOD implemented the sabbath rest for Israel during the exodus journey and that He included keeping the sabbath holy in the ten commandments He spoke…

  • Biblical Principle #159: Levitical Priesthood Began Serving Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Having completed their consecration period, Aaron and his sons began serving as Israel’s priests. Explanation We have previously established (here and here) the significant preparations that were necessary for Aaron and his sons to serve as Israel’s priests. Such measures were necessary because GOD is holy and does not allow sinful…