Be Holy
January 19, 2021

Today’s 333 Devotional: “Be Holy”

God wants us to walk in His calling, but He’s not as interested in the calling as He is in our walk. God’s primary concern isn’t in the type of work we do, but rather in the type of worker we are. To be holy is all about Character over that of calling, and maturity over ministry.

The word holiness belongs to the same word grouping as sanctify and sanctification. It means to be separated and set apart for God, and implies living a life of service for God; conforming and becoming like the God in which we serve.

Therefore, to be holy is to be separate from sin and set apart for God.

Now, it doesn’t mean we have no sin, because within us the sin nature exists.

Paul said, “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24)

Further, holiness is not an option; it’s a command. It’s found in 1 Peter 1:15-16.

“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.’”

Holiness doesn’t begin with a set of rules; rather it begins with the Lord. He is holy and calls us to be the same, that is, separate from sin.

Some Christians live their lives based upon cultural holiness, that is, they adapt their character and behavior to the culture around them.

But God hasn’t called us to be like others; rather He’s called us to be like Him. Holiness, therefore, is conforming to the character to God, who is holy, pure, and separate from sin.

The holiness of God, and His command for us to be holy, should make us all sit up and take stock of our lives, praying, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24)

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