title TODAY'S MANNA for Sunday March 1, 2015
"Holy" is one of those words we generally associate with the religious people.
Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
1 Peter 1:15-16 New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
"Holy" is one of those words we generally associate with the religious people, Like the Pharisees & Sadducees of Jesus time, a word only "religious church folks" use. That may be true, but it's still a great concept. Every kid knows that you don't eat hot dogs and potato chips on Mom's best china plates. Mom's china is reserved for "special company" or "special occasions." Hot dogs are for paper plates and every day tableware, china is for special events or special guests. When God is calling us to be holy, he's calling us to be like fine china, something special just for Him, and as Peter emphasizes, “just like Him.” The Greek word translated here as holy could also have been translated: sacred, pure, blameless or consecrated. God wants us to be set apart from the world, but also set unto Him. Remember, we are in the world, but we are not to be of the world.
Holy Lord, God Almighty, I come before You knowing how great the distance is between Your holiness and my commonness. I thank You for making me holy and righteous through the sacrifice of Jesus and by sending Your Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Please receive my life today as a holy offering to You. Help me Lord to make it holy and acceptable unto You. Through Jesus, the pioneer and perfector, the author and the finisher of my faith I pray.
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