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.
The rage, hatred, vitriol, and even violence that some Christians exhibit has no place in the Kingdom of God. Gentleness and reverence do not mean that we must be small and quiet. They do however, mean that we always communicate with the hope that, in Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 2.25, God may perhaps grant they will repent and come to know the truth.
God our Father, teach us gentleness and reverence like that of Jesus.
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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Anizor and Voss, Representing Christ