Holiness Is for You

I’ve just begun reading this book but already feel it’s a must read for anyone struggling to be free from whatever habitual sin they might be facing. This post summarizes 3 points every Christian should meditate upon. Blessings!

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Scripture is explicit when it says we should make every effort to be holy, for without holiness no one will see the Lord (Heb. 12:14).   With so much at stake it’s a wonder we Christians are so muddy in our thinking about holiness.  But this need not be the case.  Do we really believe God is such a poor, even evil, Father that He would call His children to such heights without giving us a ladder?  

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I’ve begun reading Jerry Bridges’ classic, The Pursuit of Holinessand was struck early on by the three reasons he gives for our lackluster appearance on the grand stage (Holiness) to which God has called us.   

1. Our attitude toward sin is more self-centered than God-centered.  

We are more concerned about our own “victory” over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve the heart of…

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