He has saved us and called us to a holy lifenot because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. 2 Timothy 1:9

You have a calling. A purpose. A role to play in Gods great story.

This calling is to a way of life regardless of your profession. God calls every person who has received His salvation to live a holy life.

In fact, New Testament writers had the habit of referring to believers as “saints” or “God’s holy people.” In every thought, every word, and in every deed, God calls His followers to walk in the way of righteousness.

In his first letter to believers scattered around the world, Peter explains much about our call to holiness (1 Peter 1:1-2).

God calls us to be holy, because He is holy, so that our lives will draw others to Him. This high calling lifts our eyes to Jesus, the One who saves us freely and the One who makes us holy with our cooperation.

Heavenly Father, thank You for calling me Your own and giving me a purpose. Make me holy as You are holy. Amen.

Take Action

Read 1 Peter chapters 1 and 2 and take note of God’s instructions on holiness.

Consider how living as God’s slaves is a life of true freedom. Praise God for calling you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

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