Tag Archive | be holy for I am holy

Proverbs 11:27 ” He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.”

What goes around, comes around…or better yet, you look for trouble, and it’ll find you.  Or elsewhere, in Psalm 7:16 to paraphrase, “The trouble you cause will return back to you…the violence you create will come down on your head.”  But if we seek what is good and morally right, we will receive favor…favor before God…and favor before men.  And as we seek good, not only are we changed, but what we seek changes…for we are aligning ourselves with the Holy Spirit and seeking God’s Will,  not our own.

Isaiah 8:12-13 ” Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, He is the one you are to fear, He is the one you are to dread.”

Everyday we have to make the decision to either accept the world’s view or to trust God with His vision.  We can either be driven by fear, gloom and doom in a world of pessimism and distrust, or we can stand on God’s Word with hope and confidence, knowing He’s still in control.  It all boils down to asking yourself one question, “Whose report do you believe today?”  Is your faith and trust in the world or the Creator of it?

Psalm 77:13 ” Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God?”

I Peter 1:15-16 tells us, “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.’ ”  In these Scriptures, Peter is quoting at least three different areas in Leviticus that all say the same thing…Be holy, because I am holy.  The Lord is commanding us to reflect His holiness in our own lives, and as far as it’s possible…to live then a life with a pure heart and moral uprightness.