LIVING HOLY IN AN UNHOLY WORLD

7 years ago

Very early in my
Christian life, Romans 12 vs 1-2 became a favorite
passage for me. It spoke to me of being totally
dedicated to God and developing godliness without
conforming to the world’s system or way of
thinking. It also taught me not to participate in moral
behavior that was not pleasing to God, or the kind of
immoral behavior that pleased my peers. I recall
that there was a great emphasis on how being holy
was good for us — it would make us physically and
psychologically healthy. It was a way whereby both
young and old people could live life to the fullest.
Later it dawned on me that the reason to pursue
holiness is not that it is good for us (although it is),
but that it is good for God’s mission to the world.
The Bible teaches that we are to be holy for God’s
sake. We are commanded to be holy in order to
represent God among the nations. We are to be holy
to bring glory and honor to God and not to
blaspheme God’s holy name by living unholy lives!
The source of the ability to be holy and to live the
holy life is Christ, “who gave himself for our sins to
rescue us from this present evil age” (Gal. 1:3-4).
We are, by grace, transformed and empowered to
live a holy life. As it says in Acts 1:8, we tarry
before God so we can have the powerful infilling of
the Holy Spirit that will make us bold witnesses, but
also helps us remain steadfast not only in the face
of temptation but also in the face of serious
persecution. In an age driven by lust and
immoralities, the best way to live life is by living it
for JESUS. stay clear from sin and let your life be a
light that shines the holy nature of christ JESUS.
Almighty God will strenghten you and help you as
you diligently live your life for him Jesus name!
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