The concept of holiness is all encompassing. It covers a wide spectrum of our Christian life. It includes our conducts generally and the words that proceed from our mouth. From Psalm 93:5, ‘testimonies’ in the verse is referred to as the words of our mouth, which should be our bond and characterised with certainty and holiness.
A true believer’s statements ordinarily need not be verified as ‘becometh a saint’. Our conversations should be holy in all ramifications. But today, the reverse is the case. Again, ‘Holiness’ as used in Psalm 93:5 also means total separation from sin and all forms of worldliness and worldly pleasure. Believers’ holiness must not be seasonal; it should be consistent and current.
Holiness is God’s nature. He dwells in believers and expects them to be holy, as the temple of God. “Know you not that ye are the temple of God, and that God dwelleth in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16). Many are ignorant of this fact that God owns their body and that informs the reason why they treat their body contrary to the will and dictate of God’s Word.
Sadly enough, many people have thrown away holiness and their conviction today at the altar of mere business and contracts of the world. They compromise standards and embark on shady deals for filthy lucre.
Believers should ensure holiness at all times, whether in the secret or open because God dwells in them. There are many things that should not be welcomed into our body and lives as Christians, such as tattoo, wearing of trousers by females, skimpy clothes, bleaching, piercing the ears, worldly dressing, worldly amusement, worldly music and dancing, among others. (Isaiah 3:18-24-26; Deut. 22:5). God forbids the above lifestyle and they attract His displeasure.
However, it should be pointed out here that holiness is not a doctrine, as some people thought, but a standard of life every believer is expected to live without prompting by anybody. A believer should ‘wear’ holiness as an identity!
Above all, without holiness, no eyes shall see the Lord.For further reading (Psalm 93:5; 1Cor. 3:16-17; Gen. 35:1-4; Exo. 21:1-6; Isaiah 3: 16-26; 1Kings 8:27; Ex.26:31-34; 1Cor.6:19-20; 1Peter 1:15-16).
21 days fasting and prayer
Date: March 1 to 21, 2020
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