His Word
Be Ye Holy
The Sacred And The Profane
Praise Him In All Things
More Blessings
Now Is The Time
Desert Clothes
It Takes Time
Moving On
Be Sensitive
A Word In Season
Leading By Example
Conditional Promises
Anonymous Giving
It's Enough
Counting The Names
Refuge In Forgiveness
Watching Over You
Facing Your Fears
Who Is To Blame
Improper Desires
Be Ye Holy
Clinging To The Truth
Remembered Or Remembrance
Hidden Treasures In Egypt
Broken Tablets ~ Broken Relationships
Love And Forgiveness
Tough Love
And You Shall Love
What Do You Love
Growing Up
That You May Live
Strengthen Your Faith
What Kind Of Person Are You
What Can I Do For You
Stiff Neck
The First Man, Adam
Admonitions In Scripture
Why Was Aaron Punished
When In Doubt
Seek His Light
Desire His Commandments
Use Your Common Sense
Complete Surrender
Be Yourself
Spiritual Strength
Evaluate Properly
Examine Your Priorities
Choose Your Priorities
Be A Man
Be A Wise Man
Blaming Others
Trading Places
Proper Conduct
Keep Pure
More Land
Forty Days, Forty Years
Where Are You
Do Not Fear
As Rain
Hatred Without Cause
Peace In The Home
Great Love
Taking Risks
Tests And Spiritual Growth
Sustained By His Power
Turn And See
Be Ye Holy
Love Your Neighbor
Be Ye Perfect
Pursue Righteoness
Speaking The Truth
Be Sincere
Be Content
Be Trustworthy
True Gratitude
Love And Humility
Setting Priorities
Seeing The Word
Test of Character
The Year of Jubilee
It's A Daily Battle
Simpletons And Fools
Created In His Image
Showing Respect
Rest Among The Wise
See Your Dreams Fulfilled
No Competition
Keeping Records
Fault Finding
Listening To Evil Report
Are You Easily Offended
Uplifting Thoughts
It's Not About The Money
Accepting Responsibility
Clothes And Perfection
His Special Creation
Fear or Faith
Why Worry
Come Out
A Call To Separation
A Light To The Nations
The Praises of Yahveh
Be Compassionate
The Road To Success
You Are Special
The Fear of Yahveh
Righteous Giving
Helping The Poor
Speaking His Word
Gaining Wealth
No Coincidence
You Count
Receive Your Blessings
All Things Are Possible
Pray Without Ceasing
Speak To A Friend
Yahveh's Vessels
It Is Better
Long Life
Abraham's Wisdom
The Unexpected Witnesses
Measure For Measure
Seeking After Yahveh
Like A Baby
Consider Yourself Dead
Wandering or Traveling
Gaining Wisdom
Firm Trust
Concern or Worry
Divine Blessings
Face The Truth
Do Unto Others
When We Pray
Courage To Grow
The Power of Speech
Showing Gratitude
Sugar And Humility
Do The Right Thing
Real Forgiveness
The Pleasure of Forgiving
Love Relationship
Acts of Kindness
Say Something Nice
Never Stop Learning
The Value of Working
There Is Hope
Lest You Die
Now What
The Unusual Oath
Be Still

"Yahveh said to Moses, Speak to the Israelites and tell them, You shall be holy."  Leviticus 19:1-2
The actual meaning of "You shall be holy" is not clear. Some teach that this commands the avoiding of the illicit physical relationships described in the previous chapter. Holiness is a product of refraining from sexual immorality. Others do not limit the concept of holiness to any category of precepts. Rather, holiness is something that should be characteristic of all aspects of life. On the three occasions where one is commanded to be holy (Leviticus 20:7,26) it is in the actual context of observing Yahveh’s laws and the prohibition of idol worship. The commandment of 'being holy' does not occur in the actual context of sexual relationships.
After being ordered to 'be holy' the Israelites were commanded:
To respect parents - a Mitzvah between Man and Man.
To observe the Sabbaths - a Mitzvah between Man and Yahveh.
Not to worship idols - a Mitzvah between Man and Yahveh.
To correctly observe the detailed Torah laws on offerings brought to the Tabernacle/Temple - a Mitzvah between Man and Yahveh.
To leave specified produce for those in need - a Mitzvah between Man and Man.
Laws respecting the lives, property occupations, and social well-being of others - culminating in "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Leviticus 19:18) These are commandments between Man and Man.
After 'You shall be holy' the text opens with a precept between Man and Man. Later on, it also ends with precepts between Man and Man. These laws appear to promote natural justice and social well being. Why therefore are they interspersed with injunctions against Sabbath desecration, idolatry, and unsuitable methods of offering? What have they to do with encouraging a just and equitable social environment? Could Yahveh be saying, "You must make yourself Mine, because I have made Myself yours."
This seems to fit into the word as used elsewhere. An offering is described as kadosh - holy - because it has been specified entirely for the service of Yahveh through the Temple - nothing else. A person is required to respect and honor his parents: that is an extremely important precept reflected in the Torah's placing it within the Ten Commandments. However child-parent relationships must be within the framework of 'making oneself holy ~ Yahveh’s. The reason that parental respect and Sabbath observance are put together here is to teach that all Israelites, parents and children, are required to 'become Yahveh's. If a parent tells a child to break the Sabbath, he should not obey. One must respect one's parents, but strictly within the parameters of the Torah.
The laws of the offerings are only enforceable with the faith that Yahveh sees everything ~ that He can distinguish between correct and incorrect deeds and thoughts (Leviticus 19:6-7) This gives a new perspective on human relationships. A person has to understand, 'As I belong to Yahveh, so does the other person belong to Him.' He is not just 'another person' but a person with genuine needs which must be cared for, as reflected in the laws requiring specified produce to be left for those in need. The poor and destitute may indeed look poor and destitute, but accepting the teachings of the Almighty include accepting That Yahveh created Man in His image (Genesis 9:5) - even those who look down-and-out and disreputable. Knowing this, the prohibitions of causing harm to someone without his knowledge follow on naturally, even in areas where 'he will not be found out'.