1st Peter 1:15,16 “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, Vs 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I Am holy” (NKJV)
One of the main attributes of God is His holiness.
One might ask the question “what is holy or holiness”?
The word holy or holiness can be described as that which is sanctified or set apart for divine service. Holy or holiness also describes one of God’s attributes as being righteous; having moral perfection and ethical wholeness.
One might also ask “what does someone have to do to be holy”?
God gives instructions to be “imitators” of Him (be holy, for I am holy). The definition of an “imitator” is; “a person who copies the behavior or actions of another.”
God has told His people in several scriptures to follow “the example” that He has set before them:
1st Peter 1:16 “Be holy, for I am holy”
Leviticus 11:45 “For I am the Lord who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Leviticus 19:2 “Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.”
Scripture describes how God sees His people:
1st Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
Abstaining from sin can be the 1st step that can be taken in a believer’s conduct towards being holy. Having a constant watch over our gates will assist with not sinning;
Eye gate…not looking at any or everything that is put before us.
Ear gate...not listening to any or everything that we hear.
Taste gate…not consuming any or everything that is offered.
Touch gate…not touching someone or something inappropriately.
Nose gate...not smelling any or everything that has been put before us.
Roman’s 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”
Father in heaven, give your people the strength that is needed to have and live a life style that represents holiness, in Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in HIs service…Rev