Holiness is a conscious walk

For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit. ( 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8 )

The Scripture enjoins us to be holy because God is Holy. The Holy God who is our Father, called us out of impurity to live His life of holiness which was originally resident in us. But the advantage of living in holiness is not only to please God and being like Him, it is also the opportunity to receive the Holy Spirit and to have Him continually in us without grieving Him. Rejecting the instruction to be holy is like rejecting God and everything He represents. All the attributes of God such as; God is holy, God is love, God is kind, God is faithful e.t.c can be experienced and through Christ, only on the basis of holiness. Today, we deceive ourselves that we are the righteousness of God and so we are holy even if we don’t live holy lives. That is a raw lie. Righteousness is a gift as a result of our being grafted into God through Christ but holiness is what we must do as a result of our consecration and separation unto God as a royal priesthood. Our expression of the life of God is on the grounds of holiness otherwise we deceive ourselves and all those we represent. God says He will reject some priests because they reject His law (Hosea 4:6). In our verse of scripture, God says rejecting this instruction of holiness is rejecting God, which is tantamount to God rejecting us as priests. Holiness is a life in us but we must choose to express it to the world for the glory of God.

Prayer_Bead: Holy Father, thank you for the opportunity to share in your life and glorious attitude. Help me to consciously and through the enabling of the Holy Spirit resident in me to live a life of holiness.

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