from Pastor Ken’s Pen
“God has made it possible for us to walk in holiness. But He has given us the responsibility to do the walking. He does not do that for us.”
~ Jerry Bridges
2 Timothy 1:9
“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time–to show us His grace through Christ Jesus.”
What does it mean to be holy? It literally means “to be set apart.” We are uniquely to live for God. The Holy Spirit helps us to live holy. That means we should progress to live and sound more like Jesus. This is actually to be the “normal” Christian life. It was the Prophet Micah who said God gave “holy” its true meaning: “…to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Holy Father, live Your life through me, so that I might live my life for You, by Your Holy Spirit. Amen.