2 (ii) This is what we are to be like, as our text reminds us, “As obedientchildren, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours inyour ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselvesalso in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I amholy’” (1 Pet. 1:14-16). 2. There are three senses in which we are to be holy.a. We are to separate ourselves from the world to God.(i) We started out in the world and the kingdom of darkness.(ii) But when Christ saved us, He told us to leave it behind and not look back. Luke writes, “Another also said, ‘I will follow You, Lord; but firstpermit me to say good-bye to those at home.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Noone, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for thekingdom of God’” (Luke 9:61-62).(iii) Through Paul, the Lord tells us that we must even separate ourselvesfrom those in the world – not absolutely, but in our hearts. He writes, “Donot be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership haverighteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer incommon with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of Godwith idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, ‘Iwill dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and theyshall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and beseparate,’ says the Lord. ‘And do not touch what is unclean; and I willwelcome you. And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons anddaughters to Me,’ Says the Lord Almighty” (2 Cor. 6:14-18).(iv) Sometimes we forget and begin to get drawn back into the world. b. Second, we are to separate ourselves from sin to what is right.(i) We are to be different from the world: they love sin and haterighteousness.(ii) We are to hate sin and love righteousness, in others and ourselves.(a) Jude tells us we are to hate even the garment polluted by the flesh(Jude 1:23).(b) We are to hate the things we think that are contrary to God’s will.(c) We are to hate the things we want that are contrary to God’s will.(d) And we are to hate the things we do contrary to God’s will.(e) We are even to hate the appearance of evil (1 Thes. 5:22), since it hasthe potential to injure not only our reputation, but Christ’s, and towound our weaker brother.(f) We must also keep from pushing the boundaries of what is right andwrong – more often than not, we will push over the limit.(g) The Lord says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy” (1 Pet. 1:16). c. There is also a sense in which we must set our lives apart from ourselves.