You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
The Christian life could be summed up in this one statement: be mimics, or imitators, of God. Jesus said, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matt. 5:48). The apostle Peter reiterated that high standard when he said, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’”
The more you know God, the more you’ll under–stand who He wants you to be, so the primary pursuit of any believer is to know God (Phil. 3:10). That can be achieved only when we study God’s character as it is revealed in Scripture.