by Pastor Ken
“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, ‘You shall be holy; for I, the LORD your God, am holy.‘“
What is holiness? Holiness is what God has and gives to His believers. When you believe in Jesus and are close to Him, you want to be like Him. You willingly want to be of one mind with God, as you find His character depicted in the Bible. As time goes on, you make a habit of agreeing with Jesus’ judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of the Word of God.
Only through continual walking with Jesus you can live a holy life. Your focus is not on you; it’s on Him. When you think of Jesus all the time, then He will become your holiness (1 Corinthians 1:30).
In order words, Jesus is the only way you can live a holy life, and also the only way you may receive the Holy Spirit into your life. Jesus’ death on the cross paid the penalty for all your sins. No one could have done it but Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:12-26).
Thank You for being my holiness and for paying the price for my sins.
Thank You for Your lasting promise of resurrection and eternal life.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.