“For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”
The Lord brought Israel out of the land of Egypt to be their God. He delivered them to show Himself strong and to bless all of the families of the earth through them. So He requires that they be holy, just as He is holy. He wants them to be different, to stand out and be set apart to service to Him.
Lord, thank You for delivering Israel out of the land of Egypt, giving them Your law, setting them apart, and bringing Your Son, Jesus Christ, into this world through them. Thank You for making them a peculiar people and a light to us Gentiles. Thank You also for saving me. Thank You for wanting to use people like me to get the message of Jesus Christ to the world. Use me, Lord, to advance the gospel, and make me holy. Thank You for the holiness that You have given me in Christ. Help me to live it out. I love You, Lord.