WHO, ME? HOLY! YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING
I PETER 1: 13 - 16
(PAGE 1766 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST can enable you to BE all that is necessary for you
to BECOME the happy, contented, and fulfilled person you desire
and aspire to BE. I trust that excites you and inspires within
There is a key attribute of God the Father that brings
gratification and satisfaction. There is a simple yet profound
word for this characteristic that is found in the Bible 900
times. It is first found in Genesis where God is described as
creating the heavens and earth. It is last found in the last
chapter of the Revelation where God is described as creating the
new heaven and earth.
This awesome little word is holy. That characteristic can be
yours. Snicker, giggle, arch an eyebrow, but don't tune me out
To initially compound your consternation regarding you being
characterized by the word holy, you need to know we get our
words saint, sanctify, and sanctification from the same root.
The reason most persons tune out when challenged to be holy is
the false mental picture we have of a holy person.
A holy person isn't a bearded, ascetic-looking old man from the
Himalayas. Nor is a holy person simply a thin, gaunt,
pious-looking monk with a dour face.
Follow this depiction and see if it doesn't come somewhere close
to what you think of when you hear of a holy person.
West of Jerusalem we ventured into a very steep and deep gorge
called Wadi Kelt. This remote spot ...
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