In class the point was made in regard to being filled with the Holy Spirit, that it's a commanded aspect to the faith. I won't get to much into that because views differ on what that means and many aspects of the filling. The verses that struck with me on this are from Colossians 3.
Put On the New Self
There's a fine line of understanding with this though, while it is our responsibility to live in the manner discussed in the passage it it not by our strength or will to do it. It can happen that way and unfortunately for many the precepts are followed in fleshly strength. The means of the walking in holiness is through the working of God in life. The closer a person becomes with God, the more the evidences of holiness will be in life.
It's a burden that none of us should have to carry but is far too often taken upon our selves to get where we're supposed to be. uff - da that makes me sad, because I've felt the weight of it on my shoulders and while it works...seems to work for a while it doesn't last and after things fall apart it may seem/will be worse then prior to the understanding coming into a life.
I know that was a tangent but I think it needed to be covered because the passage in Colossians and many others through out the Bible are commands but the full walking out of those commands can only happen through a Spirit - filled, Spirit - led life.