He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. [2 Timothy 1:9 NIV]
Holy Spirit. Holy servant. Holy scriptures. Holy people. Holy kiss. Holy life. Holy faith. This word, holy, is sprinkled throughout the New Testament telling us that there is a different way. A sacred way. A divine path. A journey of the heart that transcends heaven and earth.
So what does it mean to be holy? Or to live holy? The Greek word hágios, translated here as holy, can mean "likeness of nature with the Lord". That is such a great descriptor. When we are holy when we are like God. We walk in holiness when we are loving, merciful and compassionate.
I so want my life to be a holy one. I want to live like Jesus. And, as this verse about teaches us, it is God who has purposed us to be holy. When He came into our lives he created us holy on the inside. By his grace we walk out his nature and his character. Holiness is why we are here.
Remind me today Lord that I have been created to live holy.
... this devotion is part of the z2a bible words series.