More Than Bread Devotional for 7/1/08

1 Peter 1:13-16
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

The Biblical concept of the holiness of God in Leviticus refers in part to His being very different from anything else.  He is so totally other, so set apart from anything else.  If we take that idea to ourselves as Peter has mentioned here(since he was quoting from Leviticus), we can see better what this means in our lives.  By following God and His pattern for our lives as lived by Jesus Christ, we will end up looking totally different from anything else.  We become conformed to the image of God and His way of living, thinking, acting and so on.  So think of verse sixteen like this, “Be different, because He is different.”

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