1 Peter 1:13-16 "
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." We are to live in a way as a reflection of who you are as God's children. Our behavior flows from our identity, with God or with the world.
- Christianity is a doctrine according to godliness, designed to make us not only wiser, but better.
- The main work of a Christian lies in the right management of his heart and mind.
- A Christian’s work is not over as soon as he has got into a state of grace; he must still hope and strive for more grace. When he has entered the strait gate, he must still walk in the narrow way.
- A strong and perfect trust in God’s grace is very consistent with our best endeavours in our duty
- The children of God ought to prove themselves to be such by their obedience to God, by their present, constant, universal obedience.
- Persons, when converted, differ exceedingly from what they were formerly. They are people of another fashion and manner from what they were before; their inward frame, behaviour, speech, and conversation, are much altered from what they were in times past.
- We must imitate God, though we can never equal him. He is perfectly, unchangeably, and eternally holy; and we should aspire after such a state. The consideration of the holiness of God should oblige as to the highest degree of holiness we can attain unto.
- The written word of God is the surest rule of a Christian’s life, and by this rule we are commanded to be holy every way.
As we strive for holiness, we must consider Who we are trusting.
Here are 7 statements that can help you decide if your decisions are leaning on your faulty moral conscience or the trustworthy Holy Spirit: [intouch.org]
There is no true happiness apart from holiness and no holiness apart from Christ. [odb.org]