Be Ye Holy
Matthew 5:8 -- Pure in heart will see God.
Matthew 7:6 Holiness is a great treasure that is to be honored and upheld dearly.
1 Peter 1:1 and 2 -- “Sanctifying” refers not only to the activity of the holy spirit in setting man apart unto salvation and transferring him into the ranks of the redeemed, but also to enabling him to be holy even as God is holy. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Ephesians 1:4
Why does God want us to be holy? So that He can fellowship with us.
Acts 9:13, 32, 41; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2 Followers of Christ are called saints (holy ones) 60Xs. The word “Christian” occurs only 3Xs in the Scriptures, two of which are in a debasing way.
1 Peter 1:13-16 Be you holy for I am holy
Leviticus 11: 44-47 The Hebrew word that was translated “consecrate” is also translated “sanctified” and “holy.”
Leviticus 19:1-4 Holiness was and is connected with obedience to the commandments of God.
Leviticus 20:6-13 God sanctified us so that we would live holy lives.
Romans 12:1-2 Today, the saints are to present themselves as a holy sacrifice to God.
1 Peter 1:15-25 The reward for holy living is the good life and most importantly fellowship with your Father and Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-9
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