The Gift of Holiness – Episode 3

I was recently reminded of my least favorite Bible verse. This verse is 1 Peter 1:16. Peter is quoting from Leviticus 11:44.

“Be holy, for I am holy.”

The reason it is my least favorite is because of the standard.  God has made himself the standard of holiness. It is this standard that we must all meet. We must measure our holiness next to God’s.

I cannot meet this standard and neither can you.  Everyone falls short of God’s holiness.  Hebrews 12:14 makes it worse.  It says, without holiness, “no one will see the Lord.”

Before you get discourage let me share the good news. Although we can never meet God’s standard, God has taken care of it.  In Jesus, we are able to be holy. 1 Corinthians 1:30 teaches this fact.

The word “sanctification” means holiness.  In Christ, we have wisdom, righteousness, holiness, and salvation.  God took care of it.

Why does God do this? Why does He give you Christ’s wisdom, Christ’s righteousness, and Christ’s holiness?  He does it for His glory.  Look at 1 Corinthians 1:31.

If God does something for His glory, then God will do it to the fullest. So the best place you can be is in Jesus Christ because in Christ you are holy.


How do you get to be “in Christ”?  Believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son and believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins.

Everyone sins.  Because of this, everyone is separated from God. Remember, no one can meet God’s standard for holiness.  This separation leads to hell. Romans 3:23

But if you believe on Jesus Christ you will be saved.  Acts 16:31

Your sins will be forgiven and you will receive the gift of God – eternal life in heaven with Him.  Romans 6:23

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Our Sunday morning service begins at 10:45.  We do have programs for the entire family, so bring the kids.

And please let us know if you believed on Jesus for salvation.

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