As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation. (1 Peter 1:15)
What is the Apostle Peter saying to us in relaying to us God’s exhortation: “Be ye holy as I am holy, and because I am holy”?
First is our own responsibility to bring our spiritual lives into line so that God may settle upon us with the Holy Spirit—with that quality of the Wonderful and the Mysterious and the Divine. This is not something that can be humanly cultivated. This is something that we will not even be conscious we have. It is this quality of humility invaded by the Presence of God which the church of our day lacks.
Oh, that we might yearn for the knowledge and Presence of God in our lives from moment to moment, so that without human cultivation and without toilsome seeking there would come upon us this enduement, this sweet and radiant fragrance that gives meaning to our witness!
I am willing to confess in humility that we need this in our day.