You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4
A Lifestyle of Holiness
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy 1 Peter: 13-16
The value of grace is in His precious blood and this cannot be compared to any created thing.
Once we understand the value of God’s grace, we will not conform to the evil desires of the world which are the result of living in the darkness and being ignorant about it. Now that we are saved by His grace, our spiritual eyes are opened and we have the knowledge and God given wisdom to distinguish between living in holiness and conforming to the evil nature that is of the world.
We are called to be vigilant of the spiritual dangers and enemies, and watch and pray against the sins to which we are susceptible. We as Christians can live a victorious life and be like a city that is set high on a mountain by doing what the written word of God instructs us to do. God’s word and its guidelines lead and direct us towards holiness in every way.
Dear Lord, I thank you for the precious blood that you shed for me on the cross of Calvary. Thank You for saving me and for leading me into Your holiness each day.
Theo & Manju