Life of Holiness!
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
Beloved, our aim is to be with our maker at the end of our sojourn here on earth. The only way we can achieve that is to live a life of holiness for without holiness no man shall see the Lord.
God’s wish for us is simple: constantly live a life of holiness. The bible records for us in 1 Thess. 4:7, “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.” Brethren, it will be so disheartening for us to continue to live an unclean life after being called to live a life of holiness by the almighty God. God Himself chastises us to show us how much He loves us and to prove to us that we mean so much to Him. The Word says : “For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness”(Hebrews 12:10).
I pray God to help us as we live a holy life: “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”(Ephesians 4:24).
And then we shall continue to live a holy life that is pleasing to our maker. (Here you could mention the writer’s name eg Apostle Paul or Brother Paul admonishes us): “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”(2 Corinthians 7:1).
When Jesus was born, a prophecy went before him: “In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life”(Luke 1:75). Brethren, I admonish us to live in holiness all the days of our lives in Jesus Name, Amen.
Bro Ewaen Ekhator is a lecturer at University of Benin, Nigeria. He is in partnership with the Ministry of the Word: http://www.ministryoftheword.com