Every day the priests stand and do their religious service, often offering the same sacrifices. Those sacrifices can never take away sins. But after Christ offered one sacrifice for sins, forever, he sat down at the right side of God. With one sacrifice he made perfect forever those who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:11-12, 14 (NCV)
To be holy refers to a state of being set apart from defilement. The English word “holy” comes from a Hebrew term meaning “separate”. Thus, what is holy is separated from common use, or held sacred, especially by virtue of its being clean and pure. When we accept God’s gift of salvation we become set apart and separate from the world for a specific purpose.
Being set apart does not come from anything we have done or could do. God chose to accept us as His children. We are no longer common but separated for God’s plan and purpose. He will continue to lead and guide us. He will use others and the situations we go through to help us become more like Him. We are being made holy.
God, thank you for your gift of salvation. Thank you for making me more like you every day. I want to be holy as you are holy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.