2Timothy 3:2 As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, 3 dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, 4 treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. The Message
We are fascinated by Image. We must be thin as those anorexic models and we do not have the luxury of the airbrushed photos to take away those wrinkles or those age spots or those zits on the tips of our noses. No wonder we ask, "Is that real?"
We are called out of the darkness and into the Light. We have been saved from the darkness and we should rejoice in God's power and might. We are Holy because God is Holy and He has called/declared/consecrated us Holy. And therefore, we should act like it, don't you think?
I am a Christian under construction... but, I am still Holy... or, as the Bible puts it I am a peculiar person. A saint. Set apart. Perfect because Jesus willingly stayed on that cross all the while looking at the joy beyond. Not on-my-own-perfect, but perfect because of what Jesus did. He filled in the God-sized hole when He sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within me and I am sealed with, by and through the Holy Spirit. Consecrated. Justified. Through absolutely nothing that I did or am doing. Isn't that the most amazing thing? What could be more perfect than that?