Leviticus 11:44, “For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
As a Christian, we ought to live a holy life. We have been taken from the bondage of sin. Christ has forgiven us of all the sin we have ever and will ever commit. He didn’t forgive us so that we can live however we want. Some people use grace as an excuse to sin. That should not be the case. Because we have grace, we ought to live a holy life. We ought not to defile ourselves.
I do not understand people that get saved, grow up in church, and then decide to live their own life. They are taught their whole life that it isn’t worth it. They are taught how to live a holy life, but they still have the desire for the world.
If we are saved, we owe it to the Lord to live a holy life. He saved us from an eternity in Hell. The least we could do is live for him. Let us take a moment today to sanctify ourselves. Let us make sure that we don’t have anything in our life that would be displeasing to the Lord, but let us instead live a holy life.