Therefore, be holy.

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Therefore…be holy.

Further up and further in: 2 Corinthians 4:1 – 7:1; Hebrews 10

1 Peter 1:15-16 - But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

Lord God, you have called me to this new life.  You have made me holy by the blood of your Son, Jesus.  You have dressed me in the finest clothes.  And yet, like a child wearing their Sunday best who goes to play in the muck and dirt, my mind, my thoughts, and my life gravitates toward the dirty and the sinful.  I find myself dirty in sin!  Lord Jesus, help me to remember who I am as your holy child, who is dearly loved.  Help me to keep my life, my thoughts, my words, yes, help me to keep myself clean. You, Lord God, are holy and you have called me to be holy in my whole life.  Help me to do this, dear Father in heaven.  Amen.