Attributes of Our Heavenly Father #4

I pray that you had a good Easter.  He is risen!!!

God is holy.

 
“Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and I have set your apart from the peoples to be Mine.”  Leviticus 20:26

Our Heavenly Father is holy and has set you apart to be holy as well.  Yes, we are saved by grace, but we should then choose to walk in holiness as our position of children of the King calls for.  We are to be different from the world.  And that is hard!  We are to keep our speech clean, our bodies moral, our thought life pure.  The New Testament backs this up with 1 Corinthians 10: 31- “Whether, then you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  And2 Corinthians 4:2 – “but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”  And again in Titus 2:11-13 –“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus…”

To be holy as God is holy is to be separate, set apart, different and hopeful and joyful and loving and kind.  To live righteously and godly.  “To watch over your heart with all diligence…” (Proverbs 4:23.

Encourage one another.  Point one another to the cross and to Christ’s return.  Don’t let the things of this world get ahold on you.  Hold onto things loosely, praising God for each good gift but using it for His kingdom.  In this is great joy and peace and contentment and relationship with God the Father.

 

 

 

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