Monday, February 25, 2013

Perfecting holiness

2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Barnes writes,
“The unceasing and steady aim of every Christian should be perfection - perfection in all things - in the love of God, of Christ, of man; perfection of heart, and feeling, and emotion; perfection in his words, and plans, and dealings with people; perfection in his prayers, and in his submission to the will of God."

  • The fact that no man but Christ is perfect is no excuse
  • The fact that none will make perfection in this world cannot lessen the responsibility

Perfection is the aim. Praise God that entire perfection is a work finished by the Holy Spirit. But praise God too that He blesses the believer with this purpose in the time of our life.
  • We have an holy aim
  • We have a worthy cause
  • We have a meaningful labor
Perfecting our holiness.

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