1 Peter 1:13-2:10, Psalm 138
By Mollie Hassett Holiness in the highest sense belongs to God. Several passages in scripture call us to be Holy. (Leviticus 20:7, 26; Rom 12:1, 1 Peter 2:9) “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” The desire to be holy is a response to this call of God on our life as we enter into the daily process of sanctification. Through His grace alone we have our blessed salvation. Peter encourages us to fix our hope on the truth of His imperishable Word. To dedicate ourselves to God and turn our hearts to Him; this is holiness. Do we have a settled conviction concerning divine truth? This is of great value as we grow into a royal priesthood, a chosen people, set apart to be obedient. His Word tells us that we are worthy of mercy in His eyes. Christ has delivered us from darkness into His marvelous light. It is His work as the cornerstone of our faith, who brings our salvation to fruition. We do not find him a stumbling block or a rock of offense. We believe! Personal holiness is a gradual and intentional life dedicated to proclaim the excellency of Christ through our conduct of faith. We testify to this by our perseverance, prayers and love to a world that does not believe that they may come to know and glorify God with us on the day of visitation.