As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 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.” 1 Peter 1:14-15
When we come to Christ for the SALVATION of our souls, we are considered as OBEDIENT children. In these verses of Scripture, the Apostle Peter is telling us that as OBEDIENT children, we should NOT conform to the evil desires we once had, when we lived in ignorance of the PERFECT will of the Living God.
Instead of conforming to our PAST life of sin, we NEED to be HOLY as God is HOLY. The word “HOLY” means to be set apart for religious purposes, or consecrated, living a SINLESS life. So Peter is saying that we should be SINLESS in all we do. Of course, we know that being SINLESS, while we are in the flesh, is impossible.
However, we need to be DILIGENT at working towards a complete HOLY nature, and NOT drifting back to the SINFUL life-style, from whence God has called us. WHATEVER we do we should do it in and through a HOLY nature.
One cannot obtain an ABSOLUTE HOLINESS in this life, but as OBEDIENT CHILDREN, we are CALLED by God to ‘Be holy, because I am holy.” which means, we are to WORK continually towards that goal. HOLINESS is an attribute of God’s nature, and as His Child we should be more than willing to be molded after His image.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT His OBEDIENT Child, and therefore you cannot be HOLY in this life or the next. But you will be UNHOLY and will be destined for an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, heartache, agony, pain, and despair, unless you come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and work DILIGENTLY at being HOLY as He is HOLY. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!