1 Peter 1:2 NLT God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and His Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed Him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.

Holiness doesn’t mean we isolate ourselves from non-believers, it doesn’t mean we only listen to Christian music, it doesn’t mean we can’t watch movies, play games, or have fun.

Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have been made holy by the Holy Spirit. There’s nothing we can naturally do to be made holy. Our holiness comes through Christ (Heb. 10:10).

Since we are holy, we must be or act holy. Once again, being holy doesn’t mean we pray and read the bible all day. Being holy is being led by the Holy Spirit. When we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we’re being holy. Galatians 5:22-23 gives a list of characteristics the Holy Spirit will lead us in (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.) The Holy Spirit will also tell us to apologize, don’t read a particular article, or do something nice for a complete stranger. The Holy Spirit will show us how to be holy.

Don’t think we need to do things in our own effort to be holy. Don’t think a dress code, a diet, or being a part of a denomination equals holiness. Through Christ, we are holy. The Holy Spirit will show us how to be holy.

But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15‭-‬16 NLT