God Wants Me to Be Holy

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1 Peter 1:13-25

BE HOLY BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY!!!

Holiness: A Deliberate DECISION – v.13-16

  • We must deliberately equip ourselves for WAR
  • We are in a war against our FLESH – Rom. 7:13-25
  • We are in a war against the forces of EVIL – Eph. 6:10-13

Holiness: A Result of FEARING God – v.17-21

  • Fear of God – a reverence for God, stand in awe of God
  • The fear of God is expressed in the following ways:

o   We  LOVE Him with all of our being

o   We WORSHIP Him and Him alone

o   We SERVE Him faithfully

o   We OBEY Him in all things

  • Solomon – all of life is futile or empty unless we have a healthy fear of God and obey Him (Ecc. 12:13)

Holiness: A Life of OBEDIENCE – v.22-25

  • We obey TRUTH
  • The WORD OF GOD is truth
  • God’s Word is:

o   LIVING and active

o   Without ERROR

o   Eternal

o   INSPIRED

o   INVALUABLE

o   Life-changing