“But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”" 1 Peter 1:15-16 NLT
What does it mean to be Holy? It literally means to be separate or cut off. Just as God is separate and cut off from evil and sin, we are to be set apart pure and holy.
We are called to become like Jesus. Our holiness is a part of becoming like Him. Our righteousness and our holiness before God is the result of Christ in us. In other words, we are to be like Jesus in everything we do.
Because of our struggle with sin, it is hard for us to think of ourselves as holy. We must remember; “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT.
“For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.” Colossians 1:27 NLT
Holy...righteous...set apart...sharing His glory...all made possible because of the Son.
Live like Jesus.
Bro. Joe Metts