We pursue lives of integrity and uprightness both in private and public. We are not our own; we have been bought with a price. The call to holiness is a call to separation from the pollution of sin. As the royal priesthood, we display God’s holy character in the world and show the reality of the Kingdom of God. Let us live holy lives so that we may never be put to shame.
A compelling testimony for the Lord begins not with our public persona, but with what we truly cherish in our hearts. To become like the Lord, we must honor him in the deepest places of our soul. Only then will we truly exhibit holiness in our lives.
Lord Jesus, we honor you, not simply with our lips, but from the depths of our hearts. Remove from us anything that we cherish more than you.
The holy priesthood is to live holy lives before God and the world (1 Pet. 3:12), allow their good works to bring glory to God (1 Pet. 2:12), and even use wordless conduct as a means of winning unbelievers to Christ.
~ Uche Anizor and Hank Voss, Representing Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016. p. 47.
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