Holiness is a two-sided coin. On one side of the coin is our position of holiness. There is absolutely nothing we have done to deserve our salvation in Christ. He accomplished everything for us because of His sacrifice on the cross and because He conquered sin, death, hell and the grave with His resurrection. So, we are blessed to be eternally sealed in a position of holiness simply because of the grace of Jesus. However, the other side of that coin is that holiness is also a process. It is the personal responsibility of every believer to pursue a life of holiness. The Bible is very clear about the fact that we should constantly be in a state of growing closer to Jesus…striving towards an intimate walk with Him. So think on these things today. Take comfort in knowing that God sees you as holy through the sacrifice of His son. But also, take responsibility in disciplining yourself to pursue a lifestyle of holiness.
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