The journey to the kingdom of the holy God requires holiness in us: “Try to be at peace with everybody, and try to live a holy life, because without it no-one will see God”. Something is said to be holy when it is set apart for God’s use and kept from profane use. In calling us to holiness, scripture has enumerated various areas of our lives to be separated from and dedicated to God.
1) Our body: “By grace, God has chosen to dwell in us” (Romans 12:1). He has made our bodies temples for His abode. As He is holy, so He demands that His temple should be careful about how we use every part of it.
2) Our lifestyles: God is calling Christians to live differently from people in the world who do not glorify Him (Roman 12:2). By adopting the right attitude towards Christ, we must have a new relationship to anyone in the world. We must press on so that our lifestyle, our actions, our day-to-day conduct conform with scripture, which will prove the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. We are to be an example to all around us.
3) Our gift: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
4) Our worship: Services which we offer in the worship of the Lord must be done in the fear and reverence of God (1Chronicles 16:29). Our worship must be done in holiness unto the Lord, and God will also accept and bless us accordingly, for we must give God reverence in our worship.
Let us all try our very best to serve the Lord God with all holiness. May our Heavenly Father bless us all, and send the coming kingdom that our Lord and Master Jesus Christ will set up on the earth.
Bro Joseph Kwesi (Ghana)