From Daniel's Desk on 4/30/19
My Title: Called to be Holy
My Verse: 13
(You were born again to a living hope) "Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
God, for His glory and your good, will allow your heart to be tested. This life is junk and it hurts but it is temporary. While your heart and the enemy do everything they can to try and keep your eyes focused on this temporary life, the God of the universe and the forever speaks the truth of eternity to you to call your eyes off of you and onto Him and the eternity you will spend with Him.
Don't get lost in the details. You've been called to be HOLY. Fight for it with everything you've got and never take your eyes off of Him.
God's foreknowledge meant He know you were going to be obedient to Jesus.
There IS REWARD being kept for you in heaven!
Rejoice in this even if now you are grieved with various trials. - This is SO THAT your faith can be tested and found genuine.
You were born again to a living HOPE, therefore prepare your minds for action, and be sober minded.
Know that you were ransomed, not with gold or silver, but with the precious blood of Christ. (You shall be holy as I Am HOLY)
Love one another from a pure heart.
This life & these trials (purposed to test your faith) are temporary but impacting and affecting the forever!