The question was posed by a Facebook follower because of what I posted concerning Holiness in this post on my blog: “How do you see the Scriptures defining ”holiness“? What does ”holiness” look like?”
That’s a great question J. Thanks for asking it.
Biblically holiness as referring to God means that he has complete and total perfection in both his person and all his works. There is the aspect of “otherness,” being totally different, separate or distinct from and unlike any other being in the universe in regards to the holiness of God.
Pertaining to the matter of our personal holiness as Jesus Christ is our example, he in the flesh is what true holiness looks like and is acceptable to and pleasing to God. So for us as followers of Christ, holiness in our lives looks like Christ being present and manifested in every area of our life. We are to be “other,” separate, different or distinct and like God/Christ in every area of our life…not out of a sense of duty, obligation or constraint, but rather out of a sense of love and gratitude for all that God has accomplished through his son and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We should be grateful because of all he accomplished for us in his life, death, burial and resurrection as well as what he accomplishes in our lives today as his people. And no man does this perfectly as all men are sinners; however, being holy as Christ is holy should be our greatest goal and highest aim in life.
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