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Holiness #5 — Hastening Holiness

Since the earth will be destroyed, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness as you look for and hasten the coming of the day of God. … which, according to his promise, will produce a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells? 2 Peter 3:11–13 It’s … Continue reading

Holiness #4 — Holy Results

Present your members as slaves to righteousness for the purpose of holiness … and its outcome, eternal life. Romans 6:19–22 One way to paraphrase this wonderful promise is: If we do what accords with God’s design for people, we will become truly valuable to the lives we touch, which will yield the benefit of eternal … Continue reading

Holiness #3 — Unashamed Holiness

May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for fellow Christians, and for all others … in order that your hearts might be established unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 1 Thessalonians 3:12–13 When Jesus comes with all his … Continue reading

Holiness #2 — Instrumental Holiness

If anyone cleanses himself from wickedness, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21 Cleanliness is a means of holiness. In the operating suite, the surgical staff sterilizes all the equipment; they make it holy. Unsterilized equipment is not useful to the surgeon, … Continue reading

Holiness #1 — Holy Possibilities

When biblical authors label someone or something as “holy,” they are giving us a clue to the high level of value associated with that person or object. So we see, for example, holy men, holy husbands, holy people, holy prophets; and holy land, holy garments, holy water, and holy temple. God is called “the Holy … Continue reading

Benefit #5 — Holiness

If anyone cleanses himself from wickedness, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21 We call the Bible holy not just because it is about God or because it is different from all other books. We call it holy because it is so … Continue reading

Quiet Profit

What profit is the carved image when its maker has carved it? … Woe to him who says to the wood, “Awake!” … But the Eternal is in his holy temple; hush before him all the earth. Habakkuk 2:20 Physics frustrates god-makers. We can’t get more energy out of a device than we put into … Continue reading