HOLY, WHOLLY HOLY
Updated: Feb 6
Why have churches stopped talking about holiness as a lifestyle?
It seems Christians have forgotten it as a requirement--followers of Christ have lost its meaning.
True holiness is a life pleasing to God.
Holiness is not just a matter of doing the work of the Lord. If we’re doing the right things all the while grumbling and complaining, we are still missing the mark.
In Philippians 2:14-15, Paul said, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…” (NIV)
It sounds just like the world we are living in today—
So how do we do the work of the Lord? How do we follow the calling of God without griping?
We live holy. That means we don’t look like the world, we don’t sound like the world, we don’t taste like the world. No, we are the salt of the earth!
It’s okay to be different; it’s okay to not blend in, to stand out for Christ. It’s okay to say, “No” to ungodly pleasures. Maybe it feels like you’re losing—missing out on all the fun. Living a godly life does not result in a lack of joy; on the contrary...
When we walk in the ways of the Lord--when we live a holy and blameless life, we are filled with joy because we're not filled with shame. We are not being led around by empty, pointless pursuits.
So ask yourself--
How is my life different?
Can others see Christ in me?
Am I living a life that is holy and pleasing to Christ?
Jesus gave His life for you so that you may experience freedom and the joy of salvation through Him.
When HOLINESS is your criteria, HAPPINESS will be your condition.