FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
CARRY A HOLY FRAGRANCE 2
Main text: Hebrew 12:14 – “Strive for peace with all men and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord”
1 Peter 1:16 – “Since it is written, you shall be holy for I am holy”
Many Christians nowadays put on a good front when they know someone is watching, but the rest of the time they let down their standards. There’s not much difference between them and those in the world, except that they go to church a little more. The divorce rate among Christians for instance, is about the same as in the society at large.
According to research, the third highest divorce rate occupationally, after doctors and police, goes to pastors. Christians watch the same TV shows and movies for the same number of hours weekly as everyone else. Christian youths are involved in sexual immorality to the same extent as those not naming Christ as savior.
Many Christian business men have a bad reputation. It would seem that our Christianity does not have much effect on the way we live. Just like Peter, writing to many who came from pagan background where there was great pressure to confirm (I Peter 1:16). I call on my readers today to holiness in light of the coming of Jesus Christ and the holy character of the God who calls us to salvation.
We must be obedient to the father in all things. Paul, in Rom. 12:2 is paraphrased thus “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your minds from within.
NO ATTRIBUTE OF GOD IS ELEVATED TO THE THIRD DEGREE EXCEPT “HOLY HOLY HOLY”
BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL)
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Prayer: O Lord, help me to be growing in my personal knowledge of your Holiness day by day.