Although a life that is holy may not seem too exciting it actually is a very fulfilling life. First of all, our Lord commanded it and if He commanded it then that means it is because He loves us and it is for our good.
I Peter 1: 15,16 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Holy means that you are not to be like everyone else but that you are set apart for something better, for something special.
John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
It is God’s Word that sets you apart. The Lord wants you to be different in a good sense. Just like a clean drinking glass is different than a dirty drinking glass. You will feel clean on the inside when you live a holy life just like you feel dirty on the inside when you have a sinful lifestyle.
Ezekiel 36:23 Then the nations will know that I am the Lord,” declares the Lord God, “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.
It is through our holiness that the world will know that the Lord is God. You are His ambassador on earth. People look at you to see if the Bible is real and if the Lord is really God. They want a reason to not believe what their conscience is telling them is right. For this reason they look at your life and if it is just like their lives then they say to themselves, “She is not any different than me”. Therefore, in their mind, they are doing just fine.
Ezekiel 39:7 “My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
There are several things that the Lord calls holy and He wants us to treat them as holy also. His name is holy. The opposite of holiness is profanity. When you take God’s name in vain then you are profaning His name. He says that He will not leave that person unpunished. Do you want the Lord to punish you? If not, then don’t take His name in vain. Some examples of taking His name in vain is OMG or my G_ _! or even derivatives of His name, such as g-o-s-h are either profanity to the Lord or very close to it.
Deuteronomy 5:11 You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
God’s Word is holy.
Jeremiah 23:9 Because of the Lord And because of His holy words.
The Lord says that if you are ashamed of His Words then He will be ashamed of you.
Mark 8:38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.