On Being Holy (5/1/2022)
“but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy’ ” (1 Peter 1:15).
One of the strongest motivations for living a holy life is that the God Himself is holy, meaning He sets Himself apart from the degradation of sin and corruption found on this earth.
For Christians to be called “holy,” they must first be devoted to God and, then, conduct themselves in a way that shows they are dedicated to living the kind of life God wants them to live. Specifically, it means to “sanctify themselves, …to cleanse themselves from all defilement, to forsake sin, to live a holy manner of life.”
Living a holy life is a sure way to develop a solid Christian character that is crucial to pleasing God. It includes both a positive attitude toward God and actions that demonstrate our reliance on God’s will as our guide.