You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
1 Peter 1:15-16
But 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 Thessalonians 4:3
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified
We are called to be holy; to be sanctified; to be set apart; to be different.
In Jesus for President, Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw write, “God would save the world through fascination, by setting up an alternative society on the margins of the empire for the world to come and see what a society of love looks like.”
An alternative society on the margins. Saving the world through fascination.
I’m not sure if this is exactly appropriate, but what happens if we replace the word holy, with fascinating?
I wonder what this might do for the cause of Christ. What if instead of being uptight, boring, uninteresting, blah, plain, against this and against that, the people of God were fascinating?
We love and are loved by a fascinating, extraordinary God. Would that our lives would reflect this truth.
Be holy. Be fascinating.