is an exceedingly high standard, a perfect standard. but it is nevertheless one that he holds us to. he cannot do less. while it is true that he accepts us solely through thf merit of Christ, god's standard for our character, our attitudes, affections, and actions is, "be holy, because I am holy." we must take this seriously if we see to grow in holiness.
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "be holy, because I am holy." 1 peter 1:15-16
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