H – Holiness
A lifestyle of holiness and purity before the Lord.
God called us to be holy, for He is holy. (1 Peter 1:15-16)
We were born in a world that is sinful, with sinful natures and tendencies to fall short. In fact, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And holiness speaks of total separation from what is tainted. From what is impure or what defiles the law of the Lord. Blameless, spotless, no wrinkles – that is the Lord’s description of a life that is holy. How can we possibly live a holy and pure life?
We are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24)
We are living a life of God’s enduring grace and mercy, every day. So understanding that Jesus Christ has paid the prize of us falling short of God’s presence, we have to live a life that is totally reserved for God and God alone.
Always have a repentant heart, that even when we fall to sin, we turn back to Him right away and ask Him for forgiveness and cleansing – for the God we serve is faithful. (1 John 1:9)