The Place of Holiness in the Life

By Colin Mercer - Posted at

Reading: 1 Peter 1:14-16

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

David Brainerd - Image from Wikipedia
David Brainerd is best remembered as the outstanding missionary to the American Indians in the mid 1700s. During those years he laboured in what one writer has described as “the untamed American frontier.” As a young man serving God, Brainerd battled depression, loneliness, physical sickness, and the many hardships of those early settlement times. Yet despite every difficulty, Brainerd threw himself body, soul, and mind into this great work. He was untiring in his zeal, undaunted by the problems, immoveable in his work, and unshaken in his resolve to serve his God.

When Brainerd came towards the end of his life (he died when he was 29), he made this comment: “There was nothing of any importance to me but holiness of life and heart, and the conversion of the Indians to God.” ...

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