1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
The command, “Be ye holy; for I am holy,” was originally given in Leviticus 11:45-46. It was an urgent command because there was sin in the camp of Israel and God’s plans were being thwarted because the people of God remained carnal. It is just as true today that if God’s plan is going to be accomplished then God needs vessels that are sanctified, (cleansed), through which to accomplish His purpose. Man is that chosen medium through which the Holy Spirit works to fulfill the Father’s plans. “Be ye holy; for I am holy,”
If you are a Christian – there is no exception to this call. This call is not just to pastors, Sunday School teachers or board members. This call is to every Christian no mater what your age. No matter what your gender. No matter what your educational or economic level. Every Christian is called to be holy.
Our call is based on the fact that God is HOLY. “Be ye holy; for I am holy,” God wants us to be like Himself. God wants His children to be holy because He is holy. One of the problems today is that most Christians adapt to the character and behavior pattern of the Christians that surround them. But God has called us – not to be like other Christians – He has called us to be like Himself.
On Sunday morning, we looked at a message entitled “Pictures of Holiness.” We looked at three Scriptural pictures of God’s people confronted by God’s holiness in the Old Testament. (1) Isaiah, (2) Moses, and (3) Uzzah. You may listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.