"Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16, ESV) If you are in Christ, you are called to holiness. The word sounds spiritual but it simply means being set apart, being different from the culture around you and kept for something better. Often this idea of holiness is lived out through our thoughts and behaviors. And that is obedience. Responding to the truth of what Christ has done we chose to live better than we would have before we realized that work as a gift. At this point though things get sticky. This is the point at which the preaching of a free gift and the absence of our own work for salvation turns to something of work again.