Be ye holy; for I am holy I Peter 1:16b
Strong’s Concordance: Holiness: Hebrew: H6944 qôdesh ko’-desh ; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity: – consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness.
Holiness: Greek: G38 hagiasmos hag-ee-as-mos’ properly purification, that is, (the state) purity; – holiness, sanctification
God has spoken to us through His Word how we ought to be holy as he is holy. (I Peter 1:16b) I call holiness a consecrated, set apart, sanctified place every relational Christian must eventually go and dwell if their desire is to see God.
You are consecrated, set apart, and sanctified for God’s service and I thank God that he daily transforms his own in all things to His will and purpose for their lives. The place of personal holiness is a gradual progressive work in our lives so the key is to take one day at a time trusting and believing the Holy Spirit within us to teach, instruct and guide us there. (Psalms 32:8).
Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
I encourage you to pray to God during this season and ask him to give you the faith to live in a place of holiness and that He will give you the strength to be holy, live holy and speak holy in Jesus name. May God bless you and your family in this new year!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.