I like Walter Bright’s take on consecration and holiness.
Consecration “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man or woman, who is totally dedicated to Him.”
What is Consecration?
The word first and foremost means to “be set apart.” It is the act of separating from a common to a sacred use, or of devoting and dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God. The Hebrew words kadosh and Greek hagiazo are translated by several different English words: holy, consecrate, hallow, sanctify, dedicate.
In the Old Testament God is said to be kadosh or “holy.” The Hebrew word originally meant “to be separate.” The Holy One of Israel is separate because He is God. “I am God, and not man; the Holy One in your midst” ( Hosea 11:9 ). Hosea pointed to both the otherness or separateness of God and His nearness. The holiness of God came to mean all that God…
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