just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, …
God in Christ chose us (picked us out) for Himself and He has called us to live a holy life. Holy means set apart unto Him. We are called to be holy as He is holy, walking in His example. We are in the world but not to be of the world. We do so not because of God’s law, but because of our love for Him. If you love God with all your heart, soul, and strength, you will live a holy life. There are several reasons God calls us to live a holy life.
One reason is because of the harmful and destructive things that happen to those who live in a life of sin. The wages of sin is death. Death is being separated from the God-kind of life that our Father desires for us to live in. A life filled with the love of God, true peace, and the joy of the Lord. Sin robs us of the life God has for us to live. Sin is making the choice to turn away from walking with God, and choosing to go in the opposite direction. If we sin 1 John 1:9 tells us to confess our sin and God will forgives us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
This is another reason to live a life set apart to God. When we choose not to do so we break fellowship with God. The primary reason Christ died for us was to restore our relationship with our Heavenly Father. He provided the way for us to know Him, and knowing God not just knowing about God, will make all the difference in this life we live. He loves us and wants to fellowship with us, helping us through this life we live, but if we choose to turn away from Him He cannot help us. Choose to live a life set apart to God. Don’t turn away from the One who loves you with an everlasting love. Walk with Him and you can live the God-kind of life He has for you.