“But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy’” (1 Peter 1:15-16)

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

There are several common things in these two commands. First, they are not suggestions. Second, they are “be” commands, not “do” commands. Third, they are in each case related to the holiness and the perfectness of the Father.

We can assume that God does not command us to besomething that He will not provide the means to be. Therefore, we should not think that these commands are impossible. If we think that way, then we do not believe or obey God. We are following the suggestions of the enemy.

We can start by believing and wanting to be holy.


Written February 1993.