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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Being Holy”
God wants you to walk in His will, but God’s not as interested in the calling as He is in your walk. God’s primary concern isn’t in the type of work you do; rather it is in the type of worker you are. To be holy is all about character and maturity over calling and ministry.
The word holiness means to be separated by God and set apart for His service. It implies living a life of service while conforming to and becoming like God.
To be holy is to be separate from sin and set apart for God.
Does this mean we have no sin? No, because within each believer the sin nature exists. The Apostle Paul said, “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24)
Evil is always present within us trying to draw us away from holiness. But holiness is not an option; it’s a command.
“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 1:15-16)
Holiness, however, doesn’t begin with a set of rules; rather it begins with God. God is holy and calls us to be the same.
God has called us to a holy life.
Some people, however, live their lives based upon cultural holiness. This means they adopt their character and behavior to the surrounding culture.
But God has not called us to be like others; rather He has called us to be like Himself. Holiness, therefore, is conforming to the character to God, who is holy.
The holiness of God, and His command for us to be holy, should make us all sit up and take stock of our lives. Therefore, we should pray, “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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