But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light Scripture reading: 1 Peter 2:9

It is very important to know what you have been called for as a child of God who has received Christ. As a royal priesthood, you have been separated for God's holy use. You are separated to offer sacrifices of worship to Jehovah and teach others about the ways of Christ. Do not defile yourself by living in sin because that will disqualify you from being a child of God.

Many are in the church but they claim to have a weakness in certain areas so that they may excuse their sins. The reasons for your sins do not matter. The Word of God states that those who habitually sin are of the devil (1 John 3:8) Those who are of God do not sleep around with married people or have sex before they marry because they are holy and separated.

When you find yourself believing in the tradition of performing rituals for idols or the dead, you are of the devil. If you live a life of telling lies, unfaithfulness and paying bribes, you are of the devil no matter how many times you go to church. If you hate your brother or find yourself planning evil against other people, you are of the devil. This is how the Word of God plainly puts it. Do not be deceived by thinking that you are right with God when you continue committing sin.

Child of God, conform only to the ways of God and you shall prosper. The devil will not have power over you if you exercise the will of God. The Lord has called you to His marvelous light so that you can display His splendour and proclaim His praises. Stay holy and only do what pleases God.