The True Essence Of Holiness.
4 years ago Evangelical Ministry 2
Holiness simply means obedience to God. It expresses the character of a being that is united with God. Others also view holiness as being separated from the world and dedicated to God. Words synonymous with holy are sacred, godly, pure, hallowed and upright.
From the foundation of the world, God has always wanted man to be with him and be like him in all things. No wonder he created man in his image and likeness (inclusive of woman). The scripture said that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. Another way of saying it is that God is holy and in him there is no sin at all. In fact a simple note that is running throughout the whole scripture is this, “I want you to be holy” Being Holy entails displaying God’s character of love, self-giving, compassion, mercy, meekness, gentleness, orderliness and the likes, in every aspect of one’s life.
Why should I be holy?
It Is A Call From God:
In Leviticus 20:26, God Almighty said, ‘You shall be holy unto me.’ What is more? If our heavenly father has issued this command, then rejecting it would be to our own detriment.
To Be Like Our Heavenly Father:
In the same Leviticus 11:44, God himself said that He is holy. That is why he is calling us to be like him. People often say, ‘like father like the son’. Would you like to be like your father, then cherish holiness.
To Attract Divine Blessing:
In Deuteronomy 28:1-2, God expressly made it clear that all the things He possesses, are the inheritance of His loyal children. The same thing did Jesus confirmed in the parable of prodigal son. Would you want to inherit your fathers blessing, then live holy.
To Expose And Destroy Evil works:
In Ephesians 5:11, Saint Paul gave instruction to believers saying that they should not have any fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but rather they should reprove and expose them. It takes a light to dispel darkness. Or does the blind person lead a blind? Would they not both fall into a ditch? (Luke 6:39)
To Add Joy To Life, Winning Souls For God.
Some peoples may be adding joy to lives today but not all such efforts are geared toward furthering souls for eternal life. But the import of holiness is secure lives for the Kingdom of God while enriching them here on earth.
Well, there other reasons why God called us to be holy, use the comment section to add yours.
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