13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:13-16
So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. – Genesis 2:3
Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” – Exodus 3:5
For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. – Leviticus 11:44
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. – Exodus 20:11
These are the garments that they shall make: a breast-piece, an ephod, a robe, a coat of checker work, a turban, and a sash. They shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to serve me as priests. – Exodus 28:4
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1
so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. – 1 Thessalonians 3:13
David Guzik suggests:
The main idea behind holiness is not moral purity but it is the idea of “apartness.” The idea is that God is separate, different from His creation, both in His essential nature and in the perfection of His attributes. But instead of building a wall around His apartness, God calls us to come to Him and share His apartness. He says to us, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
It is interesting to consider holiness as an act of setting apart rather that an act of behavior. The Lord God instructed that a day should be holy, a land should be holy and garments should be holy. Items and things can not act or behave but can be set apart for God. We are called to be holy, to be set apart for Him, for His use, for His purpose. The root word for holiness in the Hebrew is to cleanse, and by being holy we are washed by the water of His Word to be set apart for His use. So being holy in all your conduct is being set apart, being hidden in the Body of Christ and doing His will as His holy servants.
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