The devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were “thus consecrated (Ex. 13:2, 12, 15; Num. 3:12). The Hebrews” “devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of” “war, to the Lord (Lev. 27:28, 29). According to the Mosaic law” the first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God. “In the New Testament, Christians are regarded as consecrated to the Lord (1 Pet. 2:9).