Devotion for Friday, August 26, 2022

“[B]ut 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” ( 1 Peter 1:15)

First, let us get straight the word holy.  It is not some superior attitude that we see in a holier-than-thou demeanor.  To be holy is simply to be set apart.  God is holy.  He is set apart in heaven because this wicked world has departed from Him.  When you are called to be holy, it is to step into the life you have been given through faith.  So, walk in the faith you have been given through Christ.

You know how I am living in this world’s ways.  You know where I do not seek Your will, but my own.  You know where I need help.  Lord, You have sent me all the help I need in and through Christ who strengthens me.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go and help me when my steps falter.  I want to be set apart for you.  Help me to be set apart for the eternal way promised in the Gospel.

Lord Jesus, lead the way of my life so that I would humbly walk with You, my Lord and Savior, and be guided by Your goodness and mercy.  Help me now and always to know that in You is all hope.  In You is all possibility.  In You is the way of life.  Guide me this day to be set apart for the eternal purpose that You have planted in my heart through grace.  Guide me always, Lord Jesus.  Amen.