“Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). From the verse we can see that as Christians, we should pursue to cast off our corruption and be purified as so to see the Lord, because the Lord is holy. The following verses about holiness will help us get a better understanding of God’s will.
1 Peter 1:15
But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation;
1 Peter 1:16
Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.
Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, said the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
For I am the LORD your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
For I am the LORD that brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
From: Grow in Christ