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Each of us that has become a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ has had the desire to be true to Him and to be holy in our lives. The following verses bring to light some of God's thoughts on our seeking to walk in holiness. "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love." (Ephesians 1:4) "Christ loved the church, and gave Himself for it...that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:25, 27). "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus.." (2 Timothy 1:9). "Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation (manner of life) and godliness" (2 Peter 1:11).
May we each take the apostle Peter's admonition to the belivers scattered abroad, "(v.13) Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (v.14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in your ignorance; (v.15) But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (v.16) Because it is written, 'Be ye holy, for I am holy'. (v.18) Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things... (v.19) But with the precious blood of Christ" (1 Peter 1:13-19 selected)
Posted by dondegr8 at 5:10 PM EST