Whenever I make a important point to my sons, I say. “Listen, I have told you 1000 times and I am saying it again now...”. Well, saying something 1000 times means its really important.
The word “Holiness” appear 1066 times in the bible. It means it is very important for a Christ follower to be Holy. I have not heard a complete sermon dedicated to the topic of Holiness for quite sometime.
The bible we read is called a Holy Bible. The God we worship is a Holy God. But we seem least bothered to about Holiness. Its bothering me.
Heb 12: 14 says “…Work at living a holy life ,for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.” (NLT)
“…Pursue …. holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” (NKJV)
“…pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.” (Amp)
We are called to “Work” at living a Holy life and “Pursue” Holiness as if it is our only dream.
A Holy Life is a greatest evidence of Jesus on this earth. It is difficult to argue against a Holy Life.
I think I will be focussing more on this word in the coming days and hope to pursue and work on Holiness.