Jesus separated Himself!
Scripture reading for February 8th: Leviticus 9-11, Mark 1
Key Scriptures: Mark 1:35-38 “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed. And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him, and they found Him and said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” And He said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out. And He went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.””
Jesus, Son of God, separated Himself from His followers and the crowds that sought Him for His ability to heal. He went to desolate places to pray and commune with the Father. He desired only to do His Father’s will and fulfill all the Father’s plans. He had no fear of man or desire for the crowd’s applause. Holiness is separation from the world (Egypt) and separation to our Holy God and His holy will.
Leviticus 11:44-45 “For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.” . . . “For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”