"And consider this: I am not free to lay out my own plans or justify special routines as the equivalent of keeping the law of consecration. Every attempt at rationalization fails. The plain fact is that I have promised to keep a law, and to keep it now. I know exactly I am supposed to consecrate, exactly , exactly , exactly , and exactly . Consecration is the whole of the covenant of Israel. The chosen people themselves are consecrated, meaning "cut off, set apart," the same meaning as saints—, sancti-fied (cf. , "a place set apart"). They are called , which is translated "peculiar" in our King James Bible, but which means "sealed, reserved."
What is is then made sacred, withdrawn from the ordinary economy, dedicated to a particular purpose and to that purpose only. It can never be recalled or used for any other purpose without being