WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019
LIKE FATHER, LIKE CHILDREN
TEXT: 1 PETER 1:15
â€œBut as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversationâ€ (1 Peter 1:15).
Science is still grappling with the mystery of heredity. Why do aggressive, violent parents often produce aggressive children? Is it nature at work or nurture? Is transfer of genes responsible or the power of the home environment? Some say, nature; others say, nurture; still some others say, both. But the fact is that everyone expects children to take after their parents. God pointed out to backslidden Judah, â€œBehold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.â€ Holiness is the very essence of Godâ€™s nature. He is altogether holy without any single trace of sin. If you belong to God, His nature should flow through your heart, thoughts, imaginations, speech, interests, motives, actions and reactions. Whether alone or in company of others, holiness of heart and life remains the hallmark of true believers. Holiness begins with repentance and salvation; and perfected by the sanctification experience. Your holy lifestyle is the proof that God is your Father and that you are a citizen of heaven. Loud professions of faith without holiness of life is mere noisemaking.
Challenge: Whose son are you, really?
Prayer: Make me a living image of you, Lord.
Quote: Your holy lifestyle is proof that God is your Father.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Peter 1:14-22