Leviticus is the book of God’s holiness. We learn about God and his standards in every chapter. He gave us this book so that we would understand Him better and grow to love Him more. The ultimate exhortation for you and I in this book is to “Be holy, as your Father in heaven is holy.”

A. W. Tozer, in the “Knowledge of the Holy,” said, “To know God is at once the easiest and the most difficult thing in the world.” 

God gave us His word so that we could get to know him better. He sent us His spirit so that we could become more like Him.  These things are, in one respect, easy for us. We know that God is on our side. He is for us and with us in all our struggles. He gives us His Spirit to inspire us to Holy living.  But, Tozer is right; it is also the hardest thing in world. It seems that nearly everything in the world is against us in this endeavor towards holiness. John says it’s the world, the flesh and devil we are at war with.  God tells us in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 that “The Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

Although we’ll never be “Holy” as He is “Holy” in this life, we can experience much victory in our lives and we can experience spiritual growth in every area of our lives. It can be done! That’s why God tells us eight times in His Word, “Be Holy, for I am Holy.”