Thursday, August 7, 2014

Can I Be Holy? 1 Peter 1:6

God Loves You
To be holy before God would be a good thing- it would guarantee acceptance with him, but can we be holy? The Bible seems to say we can.

"For it is written, "Be holy for I am Holy." 1 Peter 1:6

WRITTEN
This is not a new teaching since it was already written in the Old Testament. The holiness of God is taught early in the Bible.

HOLY
To be holy is to be set apart by God. It is to be set apart from the common and especially from the sinful. All of God's people are holy, this is an exception to what we think when we think about holiness we think that only special people are holy but the Lord wants holiness for all believers.

A COMMAND
It is a command to be holy so we must have an ability to affect our own personal holiness.

GOD IS HOLY
God's holiness is his standard. God is holy and because His holiness is so different from us we must become like him in holiness to be able to have true communion with him. If we do not have a sense of personal holiness we will not have satisfaction in our prayers, fellowship, Bible reading and other disciplines that grow our spiritual life.

We cannot become holy by ourselves because of our sins, but God sent his son to die for our sins so we may have forgiveness of sin. Our expression of faith in him removes our unholiness and gives us a holy standing before God; this holiness is a gift since we could never earn it The Almighty gives it to us freely

To learn more about the plan of salvation and how you can have this personal holiness see my other post.

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