Be Holy

In our Bible verses today, Peter encouraged Christians to examine their lives and to be holy. In verse 11b Peter said, “So what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and devoted to God.”
As Christians, we need to make sure that we are living holy lives. But how can we do that? If we want to be holy, we need to be sincere, sober, unselfish, patient and faithful. We are sincere when we are honest with others and with ourselves. Being sober means that we will be alert so we can fight off the devil’s attacks. We are unselfish when we focus on other people instead of ourselves.
We should also be patient. We need to be patient with other people as well as being patient for Jesus to come back. Finally, we should stay faithful to Jesus and continue to teach others about Him.
If we are holy, we will understand more about God’s love. Then we will want to share it with other people. And, God will reward us for our faithfulness.