being holy continued

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Point # 2 Peter makes is do not conform to the evil desires you had. (1:14) if we love Jesus we will deny our selfish desires and ideas and obey Him. Ouch!! This is sometimes a hard one....I always think I have such good ideas!
But obeying Jesus leads to victory in all spiritual battles!!

Point #3 be holy (1:15-16) Holy means set apart from sin. God is holy and perfect without sin....this is our goal. We are to be different than the world. We are Gods children and are called to be conformed to His likeness. He never said it would be easy, Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Mt 7:13-14)
We are to be truthful pure and loving as he is.

Point #4 live as strangers in reverent fear (1:17) God is our judge. I think we can agree there is not enough fear of god in todays world...even in the church. God will judge us according to what we have done. We are to be set apart from this world, different, strangers.
We are to be pure and full of joy, a light to others for Christ.
We are to fear God.

To fear God is to have a proper view of God as the holy and righteous judge of all our souls
To fear is to know I am a sinner and that only Gods mercy can save me. It is by Jesus blood we are saved and only by His mercy are we set free from our sins! Praise God!!


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