God calls us to be holy in a profane world. He calls us to be set apart to Him while surrounded by His enemies. How do we do this?
Day One: Holiness
In 1 Peter 1:13-16, Peter writes to believers, "Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy...
For more, see: "The Greek Geek: Holy and Righteous"
Day Two: Being Holy
Holiness is not only a possibility for the Christian; holiness is a requirement. "Without holiness no one will see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14). The difference between God and us is that He is inherently holy while we, on the other hand, only become holy in relationship to Christ...
For more, see: "Earning God's Favor"
Day Three: A Holy Life
In order to address the question of how to live a holy life, we must first understand what holy means. To be holy means to be set apart or separate from sin and evil. God is holy — completely separate from everything that is evil...
Day Four: The Secular and the Sacred
We tend to categorize things, and two categories often spoken of are "secular" and "sacred." By "sacred" we usually mean "Christian-themed" or "suitable for church use," and by "secular" we usually mean "worldly" or "not having a Christian theme"...
Day Five: Anointed
The origin of anointing was from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep's head, they could burrow into the sheep's ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep's head...
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