1 Peter 1.13-16
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 1.13-16, NIV)
It is crazy to think that we can be holy like God is holy. No matter how hard we try, it seems impossible. Yet, perhaps it isn’t through our effort that we are made holy in the first place.
List all of the images that come to mind when you think of someone who is alert and fully sober.
How holy would you claim you are? In what ways do these verses seem to ask us to do the impossible? If it were impossible, why would we be asked to do it?
How does the hope of God’s grace transform our ordinary lives into holy lives?