Tag: Christ’s coming

Holiness is not optional!

Scripture reading for November 8th:  1st Peter 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st Peter 1:13-16  “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be give you when Jesus Christ is revealed.  As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.  But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Peter was writing to Jewish believers that had been scattered throughout the Roman empire because of persecution.  According to Peter, they had been scattered like seed by God in order to produce a crop of Christ-followers as others observed their lives of obedient devotion, grace, and peace.  This truth was to result in action and clear thinking about their mission and Christ’s possible soon return.  Peter called them to holiness and righteous living.  This was not optional but commanded by the unchanging Word of God.

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers are prepared for Christ’s coming again because of purposeful holiness and obedience to God’s word.   “The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them; ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.”  (Leviticus 19:2)

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