Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
Add to Favorites
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
Being Holy by Karen Pourbabaee
“Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 NAB
God has called us to be holy even in an ungodly world. I’ve often pondered the meaning of holiness…is it more than just our efforts at being good? Being pious? Is it some mystical state we can only dream of attaining? What we do know is that holiness is God’s will for us, so here are a few thoughts from God’s Word.
God declares us holy. In 1 Peter 2:9 believers are described as a holy nation: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own.” The core meaning of holiness is to be set apart, derived from the Hebrew word for holiness, “qodesh”. Holiness sets us apart from the world and unto God, for His purposes. He envisions us as holy, looking beyond what we are today. This reminds me of the word in Habakkuk 2:2-3: “…Write down the vision clearly upon tablets…For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment…” God’s holy nation will be fulfilled. As a baptized child of God, each of us are part of that holy nation that God envisioned and declared long ago.
God calls us to be holy via 1 Peter 1:16. We are declared holy yet we must also become holy. It is holiness we are called to pursue and practice. And yes, holiness takes practice! But God doesn’t leave us clueless or helpless in the quest. He gives us the perfect human/divine model in His Son Jesus, and we become holy as we conform to His image. God offers us the Living Word to instruct us and His Holy Spirit to guide us. For holiness is also a journey, not a static state. The definition of “be” sums it up: To grow, to become. The Father desires us to grow in holiness, to become holy. It is a vital, active, sanctifying process. It is our way.
Lord, I will press on to fulfillment of Your holy vision. I will answer Your call to be holy. Help me on my way. Amen.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Reader Count & Comments
This article has been read
Read more articles by
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member