Christ has saved us not only to snatch us from the eternal consequence of sin but to make it possible for us to glorify God by serving Him in the beauty of holiness. Glorifying God is the main cause that should compel us to live a life that is God honoring.
A life that’s built on expressing our deepest appreciation, gratitude, and reverence to what Christ has done for us on the cross. If we’re in Christ, there must be a total transformation that takes place in our lives as a result (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Before we were saved, our lives were like an utter wasteland filled with toxic wastes, which could not produce anything of great value in the sight of God due to sins. Therefore, Christ came in order to restore that land by taking care of the toxic wastes which are symbolic of our sins by His own blood on the cross.
Then God sent His Holy Spirit in order to plow and fertilize that land in order to enable us to bear good fruits for His own glory. So let us allow the Holy Spirit to carry out His regenerative, life-changing, and mighty works in our lives as commissioned by God by submitting ourselves to His leading daily.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15 – 16).
We are living in a day and age wherein what used to be expected as Christian behavior is now open to debate. This is something that never occurred in most of the 2,000 years since Calvary. There was no debate as to whether or not a Christian should live a pure, holy life. Instead, this was simply a given and assumed to be a basic truth that required absolutely no debate whatsoever.