Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 1:10-17 (day four)
The Holy Spirit was at work in our world long before Pentecost. The message that the prophets delivered, of salvation, was given to them by the Holy Spirit. They searched and discovered that it was given for you and me and it comes with a command.
The word, ‘therefore’, in verse 13 is a cause and effect word. Because of verses 10-12, our response should be…prepare our minds and fix our hope on the grace of Jesus. The command given is repeated from the book of Leviticus…”You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Holiness is not an option in the Christian life. We cannot ‘pick and choose’ how we will live our lives. We are to be like the Holy One who called us. How then will we live? We have the call of the Spirit and the example of Christ…Peter tells us not to be conformed or compromised by the world…be HOLY!