Should We Really Live Holy Lives?

Focused Prayer: Day 21

What’s the point of Holy living? Is it even possible?

The Apostle Paul tells us here:

2 Timothy 2:20–22 (ESV)

20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Holy living absolutely impacts our fruitfulness and usefulness in Christ’s kingdom. When we walk away from sin and consecrate ourselves for Him, we can be useful for the master, “ready for every good work.”

So there’s a fleeing that’s needed as well as a pursuing. This isn’t chasing down salvation; that’s already been provided through faith in Christ. It’s pursuing God’s best for our lives in our conduct, faith, love, and peace, along with other people that are pursuing the same.

Holiness is not a fantastical idealistic theory of Christian living that can’t really be accomplished. We are made Holy by the blood of Christ through faith in Him, but Jesus calls us to pursue holy living out of love for Jesus.

The highest form of worshipping Christ isn’t singing with hands raised. The highest form of worship is consecrating our daily lives to Him.

Prayer Focus

Take some time to reflect and pray on the scripture above. Is there anything that God is calling you to flee from? To pursue? Spend some time allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to you about being consecrated to Him in your daily living. I’m praying with you.

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