“For he chose us in him
before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in his sight.”
“He chose us… to be holy.” Holy starts by meaning different. God is different to us. A church is different to other buildings. The Sabbath is different to other days. We are called to be different to the others – the non-believers – around us. If the world is in darkness our difference is that we are the light. The contrast should be clear and without doubt, wherever we are and whatever we are doing. We live to a different standard because we are different people.
We belong to God and to His body the Church. We have a place, position, purpose and potential that is meant for us and we have been gifted and empowered accordingly. Our holiness comes less from mere avoidance of sin and more from our relationship with God and our co-operation in His purpose for us.
And when we fall or fail, or danger and disaster threaten, we have someone to Whom we can turn.
Walk with God – not the other way round
Lord God I am yours. Please help me to trust You and allow You to live in and through me. Amen.