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"In that day shall there be upon the bridles of the horses,
Holiness unto the Lord. Yes, every pot in Jerusalem
and in Judah shall be Holiness unto the Lord Almighty."
Here is holiness written upon the bridles of the horses they
ride on, and upon the cups and pots they drink with. A holy
heart will be holy in the use of common things. Every
piece of his life shall savor of sanctity; and in all the parts of
his every-day life, you shall be able to discern something of
the power of true religion.
He who is truly holywill be holy in the use of earthly and
common things, as well as in the use of spiritual and heavenly
things. He will be spiritual in the use of mundane things; and
heavenly in the use of earthly things. There is a silver vein
of sanctity which runs through all his worldly concernments.
If you look upon him in his eating and drinkingyou shall find
him holy. If you look upon him in his buying and sellingyou
shall find him holy. He is holy in his commerce, and holy in his
converse. Holiness is written upon his dealings with others, and
upon his behavior towards his family and friends. Whatever he
puts his hand to in his homehas holiness written upon it.
A holy man makes a Jacob's ladder of all his earthly enjoyments.
All the comforts in his home, lead him on in a way of holiness,
and lead him up to a holy God. Look upon a holy man in his
vocationand you shall find him holy. Look upon him in the
use of earthly thingsand you shall find him holy. Look upon
him in his recreationsand you shall find him holy. The habitual
frame and bent of his heart is to be holy in every earthly thing
which he puts his hand unto. A spirit of holiness runs and shines
in all the common actions of his life.
But for the false professorall his religion, all his holiness, lies in
a few religious duties! Take him out of these, and you shall find
him as carnal, as vain, as foolish, as filthy and as frothy, as light
and as slightas those who have not so much as a cloak of
holiness upon them!
Look! as an unholy heart is carnal in spiritual things, and earthly
in heavenly things, and unholy in holy thingsjust so, a man who
is truly holyhe is as well holy in the ordinary affairs and actions
of this life, as he is holy in any of the exercises of piety.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you dodo it
all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31