"YE SHALL BE HOLY"

[Original article in German]

The children of Israel had escaped from the yoke of Pharaoh. On their way to the promised land, God charged them through Moses (Lev. 19:2), "Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy." Did he not reveal to them in these words the meaning of life? It was to these same words that Peter called the attention of the first Christians, who also yearned to know the true meaning of life. "It is written," Peter reminded them, "Be ye holy; for I am holy" (I Pet. 1:16).

This divine demand has lost nothing of its force today, and the desire for truth is greater than ever. There are many who would escape the yoke of the modern Pharaoh. They have seen that material attainments are not lasting. The discernment of the perishableness of matter need not lead to relinquishment of all hope.

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