But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
—1 Peter 1:15–16
God’s highway is a holy way. In Isaiah 35:8 we read that “it will be called the Highway of Holiness.” The Bible also tells us that without holiness, no one will see the Lord.
When we think of holiness or a holy person, we may think that a holy life means a dull life. Words like obedience, holiness, sacrifice, and commitment are so unappealing to us. We envision a life spent with boring people doing boring things—no fun at all. Yet how untrue that is. The holy life is the happy life. The Bible says that if you want to be happy, then be holy. If you seek to be a holy person, then you will be a happy person.
By “holy person” I mean a person who is living to please God. So instead of spelling holy “h-o-l-y,” try spelling it “w-h-o-l-l-y” and thinking of it as being wholly committed to God, giving everything over to Him, letting Him be the Lord of your life, and letting Him guide your steps. This is the fullest life there is. You will get up in the morning with joy in your heart and with God’s Word and His Spirit to lead you. It is the best life there is.
Yet none of us can be holy on our own. We try to live by certain regulations. We try to be honest and caring and considerate. But we fall short. So how do we gain access to God’s highway of holiness? We must come to God and ask Him for His forgiveness, and He will make us holy people.
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