HABITUAL HOLINESS

Habitual Holiness – “the  habit  of  being  of  one  mind  with  God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture.” Holiness in the Christian  life  i  the habit of agreeing with God’s judgement (hating what He hates-loving what He loves-and  measuring  everything in this world by the standard of His Word).  The  Christian  who most wholly agrees with God is the most holy. The Christian who would be holy will strive  to  shun  every  known  sin  and  to  keep  every known commandment in a disciplined  effort  to  be  like the Lord Jesus Christ in their character. They will seek love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,  goodness,  faith,  meekness,  and temperance consciously and consistently by humbling themselves  before  the  Lord,  governing their tongue, denying themselves by taking up their cross and  following  Jesus,  keeping  the  golden  rule of loving others as themselves, practicing benevolence toward others,  living  in the fear of God with a pure heart, and being faithful in all their duties toward God and man as taught in the Word of God. Holiness is the character test of a Christian and the holy Christian understands the importance of living holy because God is Holy and holiness is the one grand reason  Jesus  came  into  this  world.  Holiness  is the evidence and proof that we have been  saved  and  love  the  Lord  Jesus Christ, and it is only through living a holy life that a Christian has credibility with the unsaved world. (I. Peter 1:16b), “Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

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