Goodness! Behave!

Behave like obedient children. Don’t let your lives be controlled by your desires, as they used to be. Always live as God’s holy people should, because God is the one who chose you, and he is holy. 1 Peter 1:14–15 CEV

In Other Words
Your Heavenly Father wants you to be good for your own good. You may want to do selfish or decadent things now and then; do you really have to do them? Once you give feet to those thoughts they carry you away. Before you met Jesus, ignorance permitted you to do anything you wanted to do. You know a better way now. Do what God wants you to do. Follow Jesus in holiness.

Small Bites
✓ God expects obedience, so demand it of yourself
✓ Be good for your own good
✓ Selfish desires are normal, but normalcy is beneath God
✓ We have chosen God’s way, and God has chosen us to follow Him in it
✓ Pure thoughts precedes pure actions and a pure life
✓ Jesus personified the holy life for us
✓ Follow Him
✓ Follow Jesus
✓ Make God’s desires your goals
✓ Desire purity and holiness
✓ Desire to be like Jesus

Posted on April 2, 2013, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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