The Lord said, “You must be holy, because I, the Lord your God, am holy (Leviticus 19:2).”
Then the Lord said, “I am the Lord who makes you holy (Leviticus 22:32).”
Pray that God would make you holy (totally good and entirely without evil). We can’t do it alone.
We enter the Most Holy Place to pray to a Holy God who is totally good and entirely without evil. Because of his holiness, God is above the weaknesses and imperfections of mortals and can accomplish the deliverance of his people.*
Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders (Exodus 15:11)?
*Harris, Archer, Waltke, Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, p. 788.
The Lord gifted Bezalel with wisdom and ability to perform any task involved in building the sanctuary. Bezalel worked masterfully with wood, gold, bronze and cloth. (Most people would be good at one of the those things.) Everything he made was exactly what God wanted (Exodus 37:1-38:22).
Ask the Lord to give you wisdom and ability to do your work. He will.
Every answer to prayer is a demonstration of God’s love.
Pray believing God loves you.
Before Jesus came, there were all sorts of rules and requirements placed on priests who appeared before the Lord (see Exodus 25-30).
Because Jesus came, we are invited to come before the Lord boldly (see Hebrews 4:16).
If you come before God now, in prayer, you’ll know Him on the day we all stand before the judgment seat of God (Romans 14:10).
The Lord earnestly waits—expectant, looking and longing—to be gracious to you (from Isaiah 30:18 AMP).
As you pray, earnestly wait; expect and look and long for God.
We keep asking the Lord to sell our house. And we keep waiting for his answer.
Today I prayed, “What do you want me to do while I wait for the house to sell?” Minutes later I was offered a freelance job.
That answer was a gentle reassurance that the Lord hears me when I pray.