1 Peter 1:15 Holiness By Faith

1 Peter 1:15 Holiness By Faith

15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,”

1 Peter 1:15


What is holiness?

Holiness is defined as the state of being set apart, pure, and morally upright, reflecting the divine character of God.

In God’s word, and through the powerful words of 1 Peter 1:15, we read “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do.” These words encapsulate a profound truth that resonates through the corridors of eternity – the call to holiness.

Holiness is not just an ancient concept relegated to the pages of scripture; it is a divine summons echoing through time, beckoning us to live lives that reflect the very nature of our holy God. The essence of this call is not merely to adopt a set of rules or engage in religious rituals but to embrace a transformative journey that aligns our character with the character of God.

When Peter declares, “be holy in all you do,” he is urging us to make holiness a comprehensive and all-encompassing aspect of our lives. It is not confined to our Sunday morning worship or our prayer closets but extends into every facet of our existence – our workplaces, homes, relationships, and even our private thoughts.

The call to holiness originates from the nature of God Himself.

Our God is inherently holy, pure, and set apart from all sin and darkness. As His children, we are called to emulate His character, allowing His holiness to be reflected in us. It is a journey of transformation where our hearts become aligned with God’s heart, and our actions mirror His righteousness.

Holiness is not about achieving a flawless perfection that is unattainable in our humanity. Instead, it is a process of sanctification, a journey where the Holy Spirit works within us to conform us to the image of Christ. As we yield ourselves to God’s transformative power, we begin to see a shift in our desires, attitudes, and actions.

The call to holiness is not a burden but a gift – an invitation to experience the fullness of life that God intends for His children. In embracing holiness, we find freedom from the chains of sin that entangle us. It is a journey of liberation, breaking free from the shackles of our old selves and stepping into the glorious light of God’s presence.

Holiness Through God’s Grace

Our pursuit of holiness is not a solo endeavor but a collaborative effort with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit empowers us to overcome the struggles and temptations that seek to hinder our journey toward holiness. In our weakness, God’s strength is made perfect, and through His grace, we can walk in the path of holiness with confidence.

As we strive to answer the call to holiness, let’s remember that it is not a checklist of religious duties but a vibrant relationship with a holy God. It is about loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and loving our neighbors as ourselves. It is about extending grace to others as God has extended grace to us.

So, I call on you to embody the timeless words of Peter and embark on a journey of holiness – a journey that transforms our lives, our communities, and the world around us. May the Holy Spirit guide us, empower us, and lead us into the fullness of the holy life God has destined for each one of us.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all.

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Father God;
We thank you for your presence in our lives,
We praise you Lord for the wisdom bestowed upon Peter,
And we ask you Lord to help us find joy in your perfect plan.

Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through your Word, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by the truth as we spread the good news to one and all,
And lead the lost to You.

God we pray that you will continue to bless us,
To bless our lives and fill us with hope.
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and our place with you in Heaven
According to your ways, your everlasting wisdom and strength.

May your will be done, here on Earth and through the vast Universe,
May our hearts be filled with your everlasting love and grace.
Praises to You God, Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre

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Daniel St.Pierre

Daniel St.Pierre is a born again child of God. A Canadian immigrant to the United States, Daniel considers himself "blessed to be a blessing" as the ministry he leads continues to reach thousands of souls each month, on a global scale since 2003.