For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with GOD. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth: Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously: Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1Pe 2:20-24)
He calls all to repent of their sin, trust in Him alone, and forsaking all else and follow Him, to be as He is, Holy and righteous. We cannot stand in His presence in our own righteousness, which is as filthy rags, we must put on the righteousness of GOD through faith in Jesus Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary in repentance and surrender to Him on His terms. The GOD who created us, and has judged our sin as an offense against Him and His Law, has offered Himself in our place that we might be saved from ourselves and the penalty of sin which came upon all men. Jesus Christ became our sin that we might become His righteousness and we who are born again and made new creatures in Christ are to live lives of holiness and submission to His Will as He accomplishes His work in and through us.
GOD calls His Church to holy and righteous in and through our Lord, Jesus Christ, as His body, the living bride He is fashioning for His Son, as we minister to those around us who are hurting and in need, with the Word of reconciliation. GOD commands His people, the building of lively stones He has established in fellowship and in relationship with Him, to love one another and to disciple one another in His Word, that we may be fully equipped to do the work of the ministry He directs and edify, encourage, and exhort the body of Christ. Our Lord has commissioned His witnesses, the army of GOD, but not with the weapons of this world, but with the Word of GOD and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go and make disciples, teaching and proclaiming, in the power of the Holy Spirit within us, the Good News of forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father, that those who hear and believe in Him might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.