“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
perfection of the Father.
We can assume that God does not command us to be
something that He will not provide the means for us to be. Therefore, we should
not think that these commands are impossible. If we think that way, then we are
not believing or obeying God. We are following the suggestions of the Enemy.
We can start obeying these commands by believing that
it is possible to be holy and by wanting to be holy.
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