As he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Pet 1:16)
How can you personally apply those words this week? In a poem written in 1882 and entitled Take Time To Be Holy, William Longstaff poetically put it this way:
- Speak oft with thy Lord.
- Abide in Him always.
- Feed on His word.
- Make friends of God’s children.
- Help those who are weak.
- Forgetting in nothing His blessings to seek.
- The world rushes on; spend much time in secret with Jesus alone.
- Abiding in Jesus, like Him thou shalt be.
- Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.
- Be calm in thy soul; each thought and each motive beneath His control.
- Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love, thou soon shall be fitted for service above.
As your heavenly Father is holy, may you be holy in all your conduct this week.