Make Every Effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy;Without Holiness..... No one will see the Lord.Without Holiness.... No one can be useful to God. 2 Tim 2:20-21IF.. A man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument For noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared To do any good work.Those who desire to be useful to the master must " Press On "Forgetting what is behind throwing off everything that hinders and the Sin that so easily entangles us. Running with Perseverance the raceMarked out for us, competing according to the rules.Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus so that we may be prepared, sanctifiedto do any good workWithout Holiness.... There is no Nearness to our fellowship with God.If we walk in the Light as he is in the Light, we have " fellowship "With one another. 1 John 1:7 The way of Holiness brings us into a place where we hear his voice.See God, understand his ways, and we walk in close communion with God. The moment man falls into sin divine fellowship cease to flow.Psalms 15:1-2 Who may dwell in your Sanctuary?Who may live on your Holy hill. He whose walk is blameless and whoDoes what is righteous.Dare we dwell in the place of Ominipotence ? Into His Sanctuary?His Holy hill. It will mean a clean life, holy life, a Separated life.Presenting ourselves to God as one approved. 2 Tim 2:15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workmenWho does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the wordOf truth.Without Holiness... No one will see the Lord, Matt 5:8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Just to add a thought:How can we live holy? Only by trusting Christ because He is our holiness (1 kor 1:30). By staying in the Vine (Jesus), because then we will bear fruit (john 15:1-8).
_________________Wijnand de Ridder
Awesome verse Wijnand, thank you, 1 Corinthians 1:30It is through Christ, in Christ and with Christ that the believer receives Wisdom from God and experience righteousness sanctification and redemption. As long as one is joined to Christ, the vine John 15Thank you