“Be Holy because I am Holy.”
“all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
So God came down to man as a man,Immanuel, God with us.
and the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
after the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life,
Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting ?
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,
that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
The Lord has shown his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation.
Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,
the promised Holy Spirit,
who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance
until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—
to the praise of his glory.
(Scripture references – 1 Peter 1:16,Romans 3:23,1 Corinthians 15:55, Matthew 1:23,2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 52,53, Ephesians 1:13-14)