"Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." - 1 Peter 1:16
My pastor has a saying that is pretty funny and also filled with truth: “You can’t buy faith at the grocery store.” It makes a lot of sense because, for one thing, faith isn’t physical and only God’s word can give you faith. That makes a lot of sense. Today I am going to apply that same concept to a different topic. “You can’t buy holiness at a grocery store.”
The verse above says that we are supposed to be holy because God is holy, but since I have already established the fact that you can’t buy holiness, how are you and I supposed to be holy? I looked up the definition of holy in the dictionary and this is what it says:
“Dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred”
So to be holy, someone or something has to be dedicated to God. You might be thinking “Um..... and how am I supposed to do that? Become a teenage pastor or something?” but God knows each and every one of us and so he never gives a commandment that is impossible for us to achieve. Maybe you can’t give your whole life to God but you can serve him in your everyday life. Read your bible, talk about God and even pray that God would use your life how he sees fit.