Thursday, 20 February 2020
Question of the day: What does this verse really mean? 1 Peter 1:15 "Instead, just like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in everything you do."
Wait a minute; just hold on here! I thought 1 Peter is in the New Testament. Since we are under grace, why does it say to be holy in everything you do? After all, we're human beings, not human doings!!! Maybe it would help if we define some terms. What does it mean to "be holy?" The verse does say "like the Holy One" So then, we follow Yeshua's example. Great, I get that.
But what about the "be holy yourselves" part? To be "holy" means to be "separate" or "set apart." Romans 12:2 2Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect." THEN DO THAT!!!
Maybe this one last verse will help ... Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
WWYD? He would do whatever He saw the Father do. What, you don't know what the Father does? Read about it in His word. Then follow His example.
Blessings my friends. R. Michael.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,