Let’s pretend that I am right. Being Holy is not just following the rules. It is rather thinking, speaking and acting in ways that are distinct from the world. And this distinction is a magnet towards the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and relationship with them.
What does holiness look like? The simple answer … it looks like Jesus.
If people lived the way they were designed to live, what would they look like? The simple answer … they would look like Jesus.
People were designed and created to be holy. Scripture was written to show people how to have relationship with God, how to have relationship with other people, and how to live in holiness. So, being holy, God’s family would follow the rules. But Obedience would not be forced externally. It would flow naturally from the heart.
We will never be perfect in this life. There are areas we will fail in time and time again. There are areas we may never resolve … in this life.
This does not mean we should give up. This does not mean we should not be upset at our failure. God hates sin. Being upset demonstrates that we are like God. In being upset, we agree with God that sin is bad.
God will not give up us. It is he who works in our hearts to heal those fallen areas. Final resolution in any area is a heart upgrade by God, by the spirit.
When we fail, we don’t act like nothing has happened. And we do not merely resolve to try harder. Final resolution in any area is a heart upgrade by God, by the spirit.