And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine. Leviticus 20:26
Both the Old and New Testaments command us to be holy. Leviticus 11:44 says, “For I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy.” And 1 Peter 1:15 says, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.”
God demands that we work on our personal holiness. The lust, greed, and filth of the world has a way of seeping into our lives unless we work on our holiness as God Himself works within us. We have to consecrate our screens to the Lord so we don’t watch anything that will lead us into temptation. We need to consecrate our appetites to the Lord so we don’t indulge in a self-destructive way. We need to rid our lives of bitterness, and to love with the heart of Christ.
Even as the world seeks to distract us from God and His plan for us, we are called to be holy as He is holy. That is the life that is blessed.
A holy man will endeavor to shun every known sin, and to keep every known commandment. J. C. Ryle