Bible Reading: Hebrews 12
Insight: “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Heb 12:14)
Insight one: What is the Christian’s interpersonal relationship all about? It is “to live in peace with”. Christians is able to live in peace with others is not passively waiting but proactively pursuing. The secret of living in peace is to live out the life of Christ. Jesus said:” Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Mat 5:9).When Christians follow the command of the Lord Jesus to “love one other”, everyone will know that we are His disciples (Joh 13:34-35).
Insight two: What is the essential part of a Christian’s relationship with God? It is “to be holy”, which is the most indispensable prerequisite for people to be with God. It is also the result of a person’s reverence and godly fear. Once a person is saved by grace, he/she will be sanctified from the world to live a holy life and no longer sin. Even if is caught in a sin, he/she will immediately repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness. As He who called us is holy, we also be holy in all our conduct (1Pe 1:15).
Prayer: Thank God, because the will You have revealed is to ask us to make effort to pursue peace and holiness. Without holiness, it is hard to get along with others. Without holiness, we cannot face You. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Mat 5:8). Please shine on me, let me always live in Your light, and live a sanctified life. I pray in the holy name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!