Thursday, March 08, 2007

What is your favorite Holiness passage?

Mine is probably I Peter 1:13-16

Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves according to your former lusts in [the time of] your ignorance: but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living; because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.

For me, being holy is the opposite of being “common” or “worldly.” God is holy in that He is utterly and completely different and distinct from His creation. We must also be different, distinct, and separate from the worldly attitudes and actions that are so prevalent in today's society and that characterize the unbelievers.

I also like the KJV for a passage in chapter 2 and verse 9, in that it conveys an idea of being separate:

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9, KJV).

I have some more favorite passages on this subject (as you might imagine.) But this will do for now.

So, what is yours? And why is it your favorite?

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:45 PM

    The KJV works for me.
    DEB

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  2. libby8:29 AM

    it's cool that you said that because this was the verse from our revival service last night!

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  3. Pru,

    These are some great verses aren't they?

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  4. libby8:52 AM

    yeah, they are. i really liked what the guy had to say last night about them too. i heard these verses before but the way he explained it made it clearer for me. you should check out the podcast! :)

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  5. Podcasting... Ooooh, how ultra-modern MVNU is becoming!

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  6. Scott4:45 PM

    Titus 2:11,12 (NASB)

    11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

    Sorry, Jesus may have had the KJV, but I am a disciple and they carried the NASB, lol

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  7. Anonymous2:15 PM

    K:

    It's been a long while since I've had a chance to stop by. Your post/question made me think of one of my favorite verses. It's from Philippians, Chapter 4, Verses 4-9:

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you.

    Thanks for triggering me to think of that verse again! God bless you,

    -Dave.

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