"Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 1:7
"And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." Isaiah 6:3
"For it is written, "You must be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16
We often hear that God is holy, but what is holiness? It is simply moral perfection. We live in a world where morality is almost non-existent. The Bible urges us to be “holy” as God is Holy, and in Matthew 5:48,Jesus also said “Be ye perfect." You and I are to do our best with the help of the Holy Spirit to be attain perfection. Our sinful flesh is always resisting the spirit of God because it is prone to sin but we have to try to resist. If we are to be holy as God is Holy, then we ought to hate sin. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil” (Proverb 8:13). Holiness is the quality of Our Almighty God. Dear friend, our God is holy and He wants us to also be holy. Jesus our Lord and Savior is Holy. Holiness is attainable with the help of the Holy Ghost.
We honor and obey God because He is holy. Our God deserves to be honored, obeyed, and praised because He is holy. God will not force to obey or to surrender to Him. He wants us to willingly give Him What He rightfully deserves. Why does God deserve our reverence? Because He is holy. Meaning He is morally perfect. Our purpose as believers is to progressively (little by little) resemble/become more like God. A person who continues to sin does not know God. He may go to church, pays his tithes but he is not saved. “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.”(1 John 3:9) A believer cannot obliviously go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
Friend, awake to holiness and righteousness and put aside the unholy living and be blessed!
Praise the Lord!