I'm starting a Bible study on living a Christian life and being called to be holy.
It's hard for the world to understand that someone who is a Christian doesn't want to be like the world.
1 Peter 1:13-16
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
FYI - I choose this verse last night without even considering this thread, but I note that "girding up the loins of your mind, be sober", that sober is also another word for not being intoxicated.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.