Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, October 30, 2017

An Uncomfortable Question

One of the questions I have asked individuals over the last several years is, “Do you want to be godly?”

The question is probably counter-productive. The answers are hesitant, preceded by looking around the room. When the answer is, “Yes,” it is because they know it is supposed to be the right answer.

Here are a few verses for meditation:

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt. 5:48). It does not matter what the definition of “perfect” is. Whatever it is, it is “as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do” (1 Pet. 1:15). The same reasoning follows this command. We are to be holy because God is holy.

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children” (Eph. 5:1). We are to imitate God in love and forgiveness.
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. (Col. 1:28)

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Rom. 8:29)

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Cor. 3:18)
God’s purpose and provision is for us to be holy. Do you want to be holy?

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