Typically, I am an ESV/NIV/NASB Bible translation sort of guy, but every now and then The Message (no matter what you may think of it) just nails the mood and impetus of a passage all to well. That’s certainly the case with 1st Peter 1:13-16.
“So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, ‘I am holy; you be holy.'”