1 Peter 1:13-16
13 So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ. 14 Obey God because you are his children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of doing evil; you didn’t know any better then. 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God-who chose you to be his children-is holy. 16 For he himself has said, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
To be holy is the will of God for your life. Being holy means being totally devoted to God, set aside for His special use and set apart from sin and its influence. God’s qualities in our life make us different. No other religion the world has ever invented makes this claim. Only Christianity states that we are holy because of God in us. Others tell you to be good under your own power. Those who obey the rules of their religion think they are better than those who do not. The power in holiness is theirs. But Christ asks to do something different, we are to submit our will to His. Christ imparts His righteousness into us when we accept His gift of salvation. God then lives in us. We move forward under the direction of the Father through the power of His Spirit in us. As we know Him, we love Him and as we know Him, we live for Him. Only with Christ in us are we holy. Not through our own power but through the power of God in us. We are then free to move forward in righteousness, because He gave us righteousness. Does your life reflect what God has done for you? He paid the ultimate price to give you this freedom. Do you know Him, does it show? If not go back to the beginning, go back to the cross and start over again. God is patient, He will show you, He will lead you. You trusted Him for grace, now trust Him for holiness.
Have a God Day!