But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. [I Peter 1:15,16]
These verses highlight to us the supremacy of the revealed Word!
God’s Word to us is the depths of His heart revealed…it is the posturing of His mind outlined for us to see and be transformed. Why must I be Holy? Here I speak in reference to steadfast separation and allegiance to righteousness in all expressions – mind, words and actions. I believe the Child of God is Holy by virtue of His calling and separation from the world as God’s elect. This is Reality.
Is it because if I am not I will go to hell?
Is it because I may miss a reward that is mine to get?
Is it because I will give the devil opportunity to mess with me if I am not holy?
Why should I be Holy?
What is the reason that stirs me? The motive is important before God.
Here I see the simplest most powerful reason why. He says “Be Holy because I am Holy!” Selah.
Now we can stop debating all those rough edged questions that do not edify. Now we can rest on the authority of the Father’s Word in all Obedience. I think, talk, function the way I do because the Father says I should. Period. May this ray of Light put to rest that “spirit of eve” wrestling with the thought – “did God say” – in the heart of many children of God.