“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV
When you think of holiness, the first thing that may pop in your mind is being of good moral conduct. While that is a part of holiness, that is not all there is to it. Think about it, inanimate objects, incapable of any moral knowledge, were also called holy in the Bible. This was because they were set apart by God for His use, not for common use.
As believers, who carry the Spirit of God, we have been set apart by God. Because God is holy, anything or person he touches (and in our case, dwells in) has become holy. It is not a function of our moral conduct.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
Now, while we are saved by grace, good works should not be found wanting in us.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 KJV
Once again, we don’t do good works to become holy, or attain holiness. Our belief in Jesus’ death and resurrection for eternal life has made us holy through His blood. (Hebrews 10:10-12, Ephesians 1:7)
We do good works because we are holy. Listen, you are holy! You are a holy workman for Christ!
Let it reflect in your daily conduct.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 8:26-39, Colossians 3:1-14, Psalms 129, 1 Chronicles 12-14