Called to Be Holy
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
as obedient children, not x conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
y but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, z "Be holy, for I am holy."
And if you call on the Father, who a without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
but b with the precious blood of Christ, c as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
d He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest e in these last times for you
who through Him believe in God, f who raised Him from the dead and g gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Since you h have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere i love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
j having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, k through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
l "All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
m But the word of the LORD endures forever."
n Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
1 Peter 4:2
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
For I am the LORD who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
1 Peter 1:2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.
Whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
And made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
Let brotherly love continue.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.
Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
Isaiah 40:6 - 8
The voice said, "Cry out!" And he said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
But the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away.
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.