January 31st, 2016
Hebrews 12 contains hallmark verses for the Holiness church. Jesus’ great commandment is repeated in different words: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). The writer of the letter to the Hebrews uses the same kind of relationship language: “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many” (Hebrews 12:15).
Holiness comes from righteous living. Righteousness is best defined as right living in the sight of God. To be holy is to live so as to not offend God with our actions or attitudes.
Also, as much as is in any one of us, live at peace with each other. When the children of God fight, it hinders the faith of young believers, gives excuse to the cynical, and makes God’s family look no better than the world. Refuse to have any part of an angry or bitter spirit. Then you may discover a blameless, holy life.
Author: Jon Carnes