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Friday, March 28, 2014

Believers Called Into Holiness

1 Peter 1:15-16

But as He which that hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

The apostle Peter is making an appeal for holy living by all believers as we are chosen and called by God to be His sons and daughters. Being God's chosen and His elect we are called into holiness by being spiritually separated from this world and its value systems as they are contrary to those of God the Father.  Being called into holiness so that we as believers can and will live in union with Christ our Savior, love God, do His Will and present our bodies as instruments of righteousness. Being called into holiness by God mean that believers live to please God. God knew from the foundation of the world whom His elect would be.
How are believers called into holiness? Believers are called into holiness by the sanctifying work of Christ our Lord and Savior who gave His life as a ransom for many, which means all who will accept God's spiritual invitation of salvation. How do we as believers remain in holy matrimony to God? This is achieved by the daily renewing of one's spirit by the Holy Spirit as He infuses us with God's grace. God's grace is as fresh as the morning dew.
Being called into holiness becomes a way of life for believers.
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