A Call to Holy Living (He Reads Truth)

Recently I had the opportunity to write a devotional for He Reads Truth on 1 Peter 1:13-25. Here’s an excerpt:

“As the one who called you is holy,” Peter wrote, “you also are to be holy in all your conduct” (1 Peter 1:15). Perhaps this call fills you with a sense of panic, guilt, or even shame. After all, how many of us can look at these words and think, Nailed it!—I mean, really? And when we’re confronted by the holes in our holiness, what do we usually do? We commit to working harder. We pull ourselves up by our spiritual bootstraps and take our first step. But because we forget to tie them up, we trip and stumble again—and again, and again, and again—until we’re ready to throw our hands up in the air and just give up.

Read the whole thing at He Reads Truth.

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books including the Big Truths Bible Storybook, Epic Devotions, Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, and Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World. His next book, published by Lexham Press, will release in Spring 2023.