Be holy, because I am Holy

Every Christian must worry about living a life in holiness, away from the sin and corruption of this world because the Bible cammands us that again and again. The Bible tells us that we should be imitators of God, and God is very holy, so we must strive to be imitators of Him and live a life that leads each day towards holiness.

The apostle Peter wrote:

16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.

18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,

19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

1 Peter 1:16-19

Living in holiness is not an option for the Christian, it is a duty that is linked to our daily life and we must ask God for wisdom and strength for it, and one of the great ways to conduct ourselves in holiness on a day to day basis is something that Jesus Himself said: “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation”. With our own strength we can do nothing, but it is very different when we give everything we are to the Lord, when we understand that we are not strong, but we are weak men and women in the hands of a powerful God.

Another very important thing that we must remember is where we came from, since our previous way of living was completely vain, without God, we loved sin, we were slaves of our own desires, however, we have been rescued from that life and now we form a new life with Christ Jesus, thanks to the great sacrifice He made on the cross.

So, if we have been rescued from the previous life, this means that we can no longer live as before, we should no longer be as before, now we are a new creature and we no longer live for ourselves but for God. Therefore, dear brothers, let us live a life in holiness as our Faithful Lord is Holy.

5 thoughts on “Be holy, because I am Holy

  • June 11, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    Be holy, because I am Holy
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    It is a right way of expressing what it means for us to be a holy people, as the Minister of this page has explained, so I hardly dare to add anything about it. However, I want to define what the word “Holy” means in the Bible when applied to God.

    The Lord God is Holy because he is perfect, free of any Fault or blame. As he is a perfect Spirit, he is sacred, inviolable, the only one separate from others beings created by Him, be they angels or human beings.

    Our adorable God wants us to be holy people for we are created to his image, according to his likeness since we are of his family by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    We must always remember we are foreigners. This planet where we staying is not our home. Our home is in the Heaven, were our Lord God is.

    “for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.” 1Peter 1:16-17

    May the Lord God keep us living here whithout clinging to things of this World. Amen.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME UP AND LETTING ME LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY THANK YOU JESUS FOR GIVING ME YOUR TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE TO READ EVERYDAY I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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