2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV 1984)
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we can count on the promise written of in the Scriptures. However, it is up to us to strive to live a holy life. When we do not quite measure up, may we remember that God is merciful. He has provided a way for us, through Christ, to be holy in His eyes. May we believe in the redemptive work accomplished by Christ upon the cross. May we choose to follow the way of Jesus and guide others into a relationship with the one who gave His life for us. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)