Take Time to Be Holy

I Peter 1:16 says, “Be holy; because I am holy.”

“I am holy”

God is holy. So… be holy.

Does anyone else besides me struggle with what to do with this statement?

Sometimes I read it and it makes perfect sense… other times, it makes no sense at all.

In an effort to understand – I picked up one of our hymnals this morning and read the hymn “Take Time to Be Holy”.

Take time to be holy; Speak oft with thy Lord; Abide in Him always, And feed on His word. Make friends of God’s children; Help those who are weak, Forgetting in nothing His blessings to seek. Take time to be holy; The world rushes on; Spend much time in secret with Jesus alone. Abiding in Jesus, like him thou shalt be, Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see. Take time to be holy, Be calm in thy soul, Each tho’t and each motive beneath his control. Thus led by his Spirit to fountains of love, Thou soon shall be fitted For service above.

And now it makes sense again…

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