Holy and Common
“You shall make a distinction and recognize a difference between the holy and the common or unholy, and between the unclean and the clean” (Leviticus 10.10 AMP).
As Christians, we should be in the forefront of deciphering between holy and common and clean and unclean. The Old Testament Levites (priests) were called to teach others the difference; however, Christians today are the New Testament priest (1 Peter 2.5). God is calling us to be on the cutting edge of what is holy and clean, so we can proclaim it to our generation. The world loves to explore “new” and enticing territories of sin in their books, movies, television shows, Internet sites, music and magazines; and before we consume any of it, we need to ask ourselves, “Is this holy or common?” The Bible says that wisdom is the fear of God and understanding is the shunning of evil (Job 28.28). Therefore, wisdom will help us to decipher holiness and understanding will help us decipher cleanliness. The more we put value on God’s commands and shield our hearts from the knowledge of darkness (the absence of God), the better we will become at identifying and filtering what has become “common” in our society. Once we have a firm feel for holy (wisdom) and clean (understanding), we can create our own books, movies, television shows, Internet sites, music and magazines for His glory.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4.8 NKJV).