- Religion and Philosophy
You must be Holy
We have been given instructions about how we are to live to please God.
This is what God wants........... You must be Holy, stay away from worldly desires, controll yourselves with holiness and honor, keep away from lustful desires like the people of the world who don't know God, do not take advantage of or cheat your brother in business, the Lord will punish those who do such things, God did not call you to be unholy, but to be holy.
So, the person who rejects this is not rejecting man , but God.
Try to live a quiet life, mind your own business, work with your hands, then outsiders will respect the way you live. You will not depend on anyone, as your God supplies all of your needs.
You are going through persecutions and troubles, this shows that God's judgment is right, you are suffering for the kingdom of God.
So, you are worthy of it, God is fair,He will give trouble to those who make trouble for you,but, to those who are having trouble, He will give rest.
The Lord Jesus will be revelled from heaven with his powerful angels, He will come with flaming fire, He will punish those who do not acknowledge God and those who don't obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus, they will be punished with eternal destruction-away from the Lord and from the glory of his strerngth.
You should aways thank God, the Lord loves you, God planned it that way for you to be saved, you believe the truth, and the Spirit made you holy.
The Lord is faithful, he will protect you from the evil one, the Lord will make you strong.
Do not criticize people, be there to advise them lift them up,be not boastful as it was not you who did it, it came from the Lord, don't share in sins of others, keep yourself pure.
Tell the rich people of the world that they should not place their hope on wealth, as this is not a sure thing, instead they should place their hope on God as He gives all we ever need for us to enjoy.
We can be close to God, because we have a great Priest serving over God's house, so let us come with a true heart and be sure of our faith, out hearts should be washed with pure water, let us hold tightly to the hope we believe in, the promises of God, as He is dependable.