Be Holy As He Is Holy

In my readings today from the Mosaic Bible, it’s talking about and giving examples of God’s grace in the past. Such as, when God provided water to the Israelites, when Jesus revealed Himself to the woman at the well, the mere creation of everything reveals God’s grace towards us. Even though sin has entered the world, the world God created to be perfect, God is transforming it little by little by His grace. Jesus is the beginning of God’s grace and He can transform your life into a life full of grace if you allow Him to do it.

Now this question of holiness has been in my mind the last few days and I couldn’t believe it is part of my devotion. There are 3 questions that are being asked: What is holiness? Where is holiness? And who is holy?

Since I have questioned this myself recently I will cite where I got these answers.

What is holiness? (gotQuestions.org)

Absolute perfection. God is holy because He is unlike any other. (Hosea 11:9) His very being is completely absent of any trace of sin. (James 1:13 and Hebrews 6:18)

Where is holiness? ( my interpretation)

Holiness is found in God of course. In the Old Testament the Temple was holy because God’s presence was there. Now that Jesus has come and left us with the Holy Spirit, holiness is found everywhere. Holiness is found  in ourselves (believers) and in everything because God is everywhere and in everything.

And who is holy? (gotQuestions.org)

God says for us to be holy as He is holy. ( Leviticus 19:1-2 and 1 Peter 1:16)

To become holy we first need a right relationship with God which comes by believing in Jesus Christ as Savior. We must make sure we are “born again” believers, see John 3:1-3. If we are truly believers then we recognize our position in Christ automatically sets us apart from the world. Live a “set apart” life living according to God’s Word, studying it and growing in it. God isn’t calling us to be perfect, but to be distinct from the world. (1 Peter 2:9). Peter tells us how to be holy and stay holy on a day to day basis. ( 1 Peter 1:13-16)

 

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