Read: 1 Samuel 2:2
Our God is majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, and great in working wonders (Exod. 15:11). 1 Sam. 2:2 says, “No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides You.” He cannot tolerate the sight of sin (Hab. 1:13). How much ever we try, our righteousness is like filthy rags to Him (Isa. 64:6). However, through the offering of Jesus Christ’s body once and for all on the cross of Calvary, we are sanctified and made holy to come to God’s presence (Heb. 10:10). The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:7).
To be holy is to be morally pure. If God has called you, He has separated you as a chosen vessel for His purpose. He will purify you through the refiner’s fire till you become pure. Holy living is not to love the world or the things of the world. Holiness is to have a love for God and His commandments and to do those things that are pleasing to His sight (1 John 3:22). Moses followed closely with God. But Moses’ little act of disobedience cost him from entering the Promised Land, Canaan. When the Israelites grumbled for lack of water, God commanded Moses to speak to the rock that water may come, but instead Moses struck the rock twice with a rod (Num. 20:1-12). Just like yeast can contaminate (spread) throughout the dough (1 Cor. 5:6), a little sin can creep in and contaminate your conscience. One simple lie to conceal a matter can end up in a person being a constant liar.
We have to be holy as our Father in Heaven is holy (1 Pet. 1:16). To focus on eternity, our practice begins on our earthly home. We should believe in the name of Jesus Christ and have genuine love for one another (1 John 3:23). God who knows our frame has given us the Holy Spirit as our Helper and Guide (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit teaches us to discern between good and evil, helps us to walk a godly life, and helps God’s promises stay alive in us. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and heed His advice. It will help us to be constantly connected with God and be reminded of God’s holiness. Let us work out our own salvation with fear and trembling in order to fulfil God’s purpose in our lives (Phil. 2:12, 13).