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How should We Live as Holy People?

I want my life to praise the Lord!

What is Holiness?

Holiness is to be set apart as people who belong to God.  Jesus purchased us by dying on the cross and setting us free from our sins.  The writer of Hebrews said that we must not only belong to God, but we must be holy too.

We achieve holiness as we let Jesus direct and lead our lives as we grow as Christians.  And by sharing our lives with others, and in giving and receiving encouragement, loving others and doing good deeds.

How should Holy People Live?

Hebrews 10:19-39 shows us that Christ has cleansed us from sin, and that we are being made holy (v14).  The writer then lists ten characteristics that we must have as God's holy people:

  1.  Draw close to God with pure hearts (v22).
  2.  Hold tightly to the hope that we profess (v23).
  3.  Encourage one another in love and do good deeds (v24).
  4.  Meet together to encourage one another (v25).
  5.  Stop sinning deliberately (v26).
  6.  Be willing to be insulted and persecuted (v33).
  7.  Stand by people who are abused and mistreated (v33).
  8.  Endeavour to do the will of God in all aspects of our lives (v36).
  9.  Look forward to Jesus' coming and receiving what He has promised us (v36-38).
  10.  Keep on trusting and having faith until we are saved (v39).

In the Power of Jesus:

We can do these things since we are not alone, and Jesus promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us.  His power works in our lives and promised that the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth.  This is not just an intellectual understanding of the truth, but the Truth becoming part of our hearts and souls.  So start becoming holy by doing what the writer of Hebrews has shown us.

God bless!

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