1Peter 1: 13-16 Peter writes to believers, "Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.'"
The Hebrew word for holy is “qodesh” and means “apartness, set-apartness, separateness, sacredness”
“but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy” (1 Pet 1:15-16) and God through Moses tells the children of Israel that they must be “’Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy” (Lev 19:2). How can we be holy since we are wicked to the core? Is this even possible?
-Purpose and a life on purpose
Jer 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Habukuk 2:3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
2 Corinthians 12:9-12 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
If you have repented and trusted in Christ then it is you of whom they speak in Revelation 7:14 where John writes, “They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” and “with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot” (1 Pet 1:19)