You must be holy because I, the Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own. (Leviticus 20:26)
Job postings list the requirements that potential applicants should have. Employers expect their future employees to already be qualified when applying. They will not help you to reach where they think you should already be.
God operates on a different standard. While He calls us to be holy, He does not expect us to do this on our own. He makes us holy.
When we choose to let God live in our hearts and determine to trust and obey Him, He is able to transform our lives as He desires. He’s able to clean us and cover us with His holiness.
“If men in any line of work ought to improve their opportunities to become wise and efficient, it is those who are using their ability in the work of building up the kingdom of God in our world.”
We are not called to holiness just as a state of being. One reason why we need to be holy is that holiness is part of the equipping and training necessary in order to serve God. In order to show a more accurate view of God’s character, we must also include holiness as one of His many attributes.
This article is part of the Ten Days of Prayer 2018 series. Visit that page to find all the other articles in this series.