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2024 01 07

Good morning.

Peter writing says, "for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16)

He is reminding us that God is Jehovah-M’Kaddesh. This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God who is separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil.

This is an almost impossible task for us. We are confronted, daily, with the consequences of life in a "fallen" world. But there is a God in heaven who loves us. He gave His only Son as a propitiation for the sin of the world; who satisfies the wrath of God against sin. Through Christ we are sanctified (made holy).

The writer to the Hebrews tells us "Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters." (Hebrews 2:11)

Peter reminds us that "you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."  (1 Peter 2:9)

Consequently we can face 2024 with confidence because of Jehovah-M’Kaddesh.

Have a splendid day.


Mike and Daphne

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