as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 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 1:14-16 (NKJV)
As new Christians we must remember not to pattern our lives to our former desires; we must remain obedient and not backslide into our old ways. We know this is wrong, and there should be no excuse! We must remain Holy as God is Holy. And now that we have tasted what it’s like to live a life away from our old sinful nature, we must hang in there and persevere, all our former desires get us is death! let Jesus be your guide!
Hebrews 10:26,27 (NKJV) tells us, For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
You gave us your son, we give you our lives. We humble ourselves before you, you allow us to live the life that we were meant to live, and we give you all the glory so when the time comes, while we are alive we may be lifted up in the air to meet our Lord and Savior and live forever and ever by His side! In His name we pray, Amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – September 28, 2012