Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Called To Be Holy

"For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth."
- Deuteronomy 7:6

"Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work."
- 2 Timothy 2:20-21

"Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.' And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God."
- 1 Peter 1:13-21

I have always been one to make at least one or two new year's resolutions. As a Christian, I believe it would be wise to look to God's Word to see what kind of resolutions would be blessed by the Lord, for without Him, we can do nothing.

My new year's resolution for 2016? I want to be holy in all my conduct, for His glory.

Will you join me?

1 comment:

Jim Payne said...

Just read your blog Marty and I will join you.