Daily Devotion

Called to Be Holy

“…as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all 
          your conduct….” (1 Peter 1:15)
 
God has an expectation for our lives. We are called to be “holy”—“set apart” for him.  The apostle Paul pointed to this positioning (Romans 12:1-2). Now Peter, his fellow apostle, picks up on the same theme —
 
        “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being 
          sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that 
          will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 
          As obedient children, do not be conformed to the 
          passions of your former ignorance, but as he who 
          called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 
          since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 

          (1:13-16; Leviticus 11:44a)
 
Herein we find our response to Christ’s work in our lives. Yes, our salvation made possible through the “precious blood of Christ” (vs.19a). This was God’s plan “before the foundation of the world’ (vs.20a; also see Ephesians 1:3-8). Our holy living is our response.
 
PERSONAL APPLICATION: What remarkable “good news”— Christ did the necessary work for our salvation!