Sinners in need of grace
Broken and imperfect people of a perfect God
Followers of Jesus in need of the way
guidance, direction, a compass, a path to follow
how to walk
a way to live
Teach us what’s best.
Striving to be like Christ as we journey in our faith
A light to the world as we represent Jesus and Christianity
Protective guardrails for ourselves as we are prone to wander
Make straight our paths, Lord.
Direct our steps.
Help us walk in your ways, Jesus.
That word has become rarely spoken in some circles and outright criticized in others. For some, it conjures up ideas of legalism and, perhaps, feelings of imperfection. It often has a negative connotation to it in our modern Christian culture. Modern day mainstream Christianity has left this topic behind. In other groups, it is a focal point of the faith-based lifestyle. What does it mean to you? What have you been taught about holiness and righteousness?
What does it mean in the bible? We know God is holy and righteous. He is the Holy One. The bible also says that we are to be holy, called to be separate and set apart as God’s holy people. But what does that mean specifically? How are we supposed to be living? Or what are we supposed to be not doing? Let’s take a look at what the scriptures say.
**All verses are New American Standard Bible**