(18-20) To be holy is to be set apart. God is holy in that he is set apart from his creation and from all evil. Like God, Israel was supposed to be holy (19:1-2). What were they to be set apart from? Set apart to? (18:1-4, 20:22-26)
In what ways are we called to be set apart today (I Peter 1:13-16, Romans 12:2)? Give examples of what that might look like.
To be set apart implies making distinctions between right and wrong, true and false. In what ways do you see our culture seeking to blur those distinctions?
(18-22) What is the significance of the phrase “I am the Lord (your God)” repeated throughout this passage? What would it look like to live by this constant refrain?
(18) What clues in this chapter point to these laws being universal laws that transcend the Mosaic Law?
(19-20) How might we determine which laws are Mosaic Law only, and which laws transcend the Mosaic Law as universal laws?
What major themes do we find in these laws? How might we apply these themes to our lives today?
(21-22) In what ways were the priests required to be set apart unto the Lord? Why? How does that apply for us today?
In what ways does a failure to be holy profane the name of our God (21:6, 22:1, 22:31-33)?