God Wants Us to Be Set Apart and Holy

God Wants Us to Be Set Apart and Holy

God has a lot to say about us being set apart and holy from this world. Here are some verses about this. How are we to be in the world but not of it? He wants us to walk in obedience to Him and glorify Him in all that we do. This seems like far too much to ask of us, doesn’t it? I’m going to share some things that I have made a habit of doing in order to be set apart and holy.

Women are more easily deceived. I know this isn’t a popular opinion but truth from God’s Word will never be popular. God forbids women from teaching in the churches and being in authority over men. Why? One of the reasons given is that Eve was deceived. As I watch these female preachers come to prominence, I can see how easily they become deceived. They become more and more unbiblical. Please, watch this video about Joyce Meyer.

The number one way to not be easily deceived, women, is to be in the Word of God consistently and listening to solid preaching. Every morning, I share some Scripture on my Instagram and then I share a hymn. That hymn usually stays in my head all day long, so I sing it to myself. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1,2) We must be constantly renewing our minds with Truth. Every night in bed, I listen to a sermon. Sometimes, I listen to one on my walks or while doing a puzzle. I love listening to good preaching that convicts me. I don’t want the fluffy, feel good stuff. I want the meat of the Word taught to me.

You must also learn to NOT be led by your emotions and feelings but by Truth instead. Whenever a critical or ungodly thought comes into your mind, kick it out immediately and replace it with truth. This is imperative to teach your children. They will hear lies everywhere. Truth needs to be deeply imbedded into their hearts. If a peer comes up to your son and says, “Don’t you want to be a girl?” Your son needs to be able to quickly respond with, “No! God created me a male, and I will always be a male. The DNA will be male in my bones hundreds of years after I die. I trust that God’s design for me is perfect.” They must always have a good defense against the many lies.

I watch little TV. There’s little that is of any value. We are to set no worthless thing before our eyes. I only watch things with no sex, cussing, extreme violence, or anything of this nature. I can only handle about an hour or so a day of watching it any ways. I don’t blame those of you have rid your homes of TV. I only listen to biblical songs, read books written by solid believers, and am careful to fill my mind with good things. I only follow those on social media who have biblical values. The filth of the world disgusts me. Make sure your children grow up to be able to easily distinguish between good and evil. Dwell on the true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtuous, and things worthy of praise as God commands that we do in Philippians 4:8.

But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their senses to distinguish good from evil.
Hebrews 5:14

4 thoughts on “God Wants Us to Be Set Apart and Holy

  1. Lori, it boggles my mind how easily people, especially women can be so easily deceived by false teachers. I ask myself are these women that stupid?

    I’m going to say something that may anger a certain group of people that I belong to but I’m going to say it.

    Many black women are sitting in churches led by black “pastors” who say the most blasphemous things and these women aren’t even really listening to what he or she is saying because they are too busy yelling amen and hallelujah. One of the most evil false teachers and biblically unqualified is Jamal Bryant. This man had the audacity to say that Jesus was 85% of his life out of order and has said worse.

    Sisters, I agree with Lori. We must be in the Word daily and not just read be study it. If we don’t stay in the Word, we won’t recognize a false teacher who twists scripture or doesn’t even read the Bible. We won’t know to replace evil thoughts with godly ones. Flee “churches” led by women “pastors”.

    Lori, if my comment about black churches is too controversial then feel free to not let it go through. I would totally understand.

    Lori here: I love your comment, Regina! I always love truth. Thank you.

  2. As a Catholic I pray about 3 hours per day the Rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours which is Scripture and Hymns. My husband and I attend daily mass where we receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. We receive the Sacrament of reconciliation through confession once a month. We serve as Vincentians through the Saint Vincent De Paul Society visiting with poor people who are in need of financial assistance and offering them financial assistance through funds from the Church. We visit a Care Home once a week and pray with the residents there. The Catholic Church is clear that men are in the Leadership and clear that abortion is evil, sex is for marriage only between a man and a woman. I feel so blessed to be a Catholic Christian and receive the beautiful truths of Christianity and the Bible. I love all my sisters and brothers in Christ. God bless you all today 🙏💕🙏

    Hi Cara, Lori here. I am not a Catholic so I don’t believe in doing some of the things Catholics do that aren’t written in God’s Word. Everything we need for life and godliness are in His Holy Word, but I sure do agree with helping others, men being in leadership, abortion as evil, and marriage only between a husband and wife. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Cara, are you my twin? Your days sound much like mine, and, as you know, the Divine Office is also called the Liturgy of the Hours finds us His Word eight times a day. I use the app and love hearing the Word read and sung. Bless you for your many volunteer activities, particularly your visits to care homes. My mom was in an assisted living facility for 8 years until she passed away, and visits from her parish’s Eucharistic Ministers were so important to her faith life.

    There are so many ways to minister that I don’t understand women who feel the need to preach in churches.

  4. Amen to Cara and Marie! I too am a faithful Catholic and spend much of my day in prayer and care in service to my family and those in the providence of my every day life. Our Mother Mary perfectly outlined the role of Biblical womanhood; living in submission and obedience to both God’s Word and His will. Blessed is she who stood at the foot of the Cross and believed!

    Hi Amy, Yes, Mary was a beautiful example of humble submission to the Lord, but she was a sinner and needed a Savior just as we all do!

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