Because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”  1 Peter 1:13-16

We are called to be holy.  As we walk with the Lord daily our lives are transformed by the Holy Spirit.  True life is found in Christ alone and it is by His strength and the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to walk in holiness and obedience.  When we walk in obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit we walk in holiness.

The apostle Peter tells us to gird up our loins of our minds, to be sober, and rest our hope fully upon the grace of God.  We are called to be a watchful people.  We are called to diligently follow Jesus until the day He returns.  Many in this hour are sleeping and slumbering because they have allowed sin to creep in and take hold.  There is a vast difference between sinning once in a while and living in habitual sin.

Because of our imperfection we will sin from time to time.  But every time we do sin, the Lord is faithful and just to forgive us as we confess our sins.  But if we are living in sin which means our life is dominated by it, that is a major problem.  Because in Christ we have been set free from the curse of sin and death.  But if we begin to indulge in it once again it will blind us and harden our hearts to the voice and leading of the Holy Spirit.

We are called to be obedient children and not conform to the lust of this world.  Everything this world is built upon is the lies and deception of Satan.  Those who chase after the world will in the end forfeit all that God has for them.  What will it truly prophet someone if they gain the whole world but forfeit their very soul.

The death we face upon this earth is the first death.  But those who are in Christ will be saved from the second death.  All will stand before Christ some day and for those who were not willing to repent and turn from the wickedness of this world, they will spend an eternity in the lake of fire.  May we be sober and vigilant on a daily basis.  Not worrying about tomorrow, but having our eyes fixed upon Jesus Christ alone.


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