1 Peter 1:14


1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”


“Conform!”  It seems like that’s all I hear, Lord, when I turn on the TV, ponder the worldview, or consider some of my inner thoughts.  “Conform! It’s okay…It will feel good…You need to do this for yourself for once…It’s not a big deal…”  Yet, as much as I’m tempted to conform, and as much as I admit there are many times I have conformed, I no longer need to live in this way because you have called me to be holy.  It’s not that I’ll ever be holy by myself, it’s because through Jesus Christ you give me his holiness, and you send me your Holy Spirit to empower me to conform to your ways and no one else’s.  So as I’m tempted to conform today, I look forward to relying on you today to help me live as you have created me to live.  Amen.