Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
It matters how we think, how we act, and who we really are even when no one is watching. Karen wrote about this, and I am happy to share her thoughts.
Volume 1 Number 6 “How to Live in the Hard Days as Well as in the Happy Days” May 16, 2018
She underlined the following verse in her Bible. “Because it is written, be ye holy: for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). In the margin of her Bible she once again placed a very large asterisk.
In her Bible study journal she wrote down a few things as she was thinking about the way people responded to hardship. Karen was being treated, sometimes on a weekly basis, at one of the large and very busy cancer practices in our area. She observed how people under duress thought, spoke, and acted. She greatly desired to live in a holy way in public and private.
Karen wrote: Holiness. Def. is separation to God; conduct befitting those so separated. Holiness pleases God. Holiness will enable us to respond in a Christlike manner in the time of temptation (from Satan) or the time of testing (from God).
Mike’s observation: The verse Karen underlined says, “Because it is written.” This refers back to Leviticus 11:44. I am grateful that holiness does not mean perfection. Karen didn’t live perfectly. Neither do I. As you well know, neither do you. But it does mean that in the happy days as well as the hard days, we will live in a set apart, separated manner unto the Lord because we greatly desire to please Him.