Holiness

Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” I want to touch on a word that you don’t hear that much in the church today. “Holiness” In 1 Peter 1:15 we were given a command to be holy in all we do. If you are in Christ holiness is not an option. Holiness is a call to be morally blameless. It is to be separate from sin and set apart for God. That is where so many stop and wonder what that looks like in our day to day life. Holiness is living in conformity to the Word of God and in contrast to the ways of the world. It’s about putting off the old self and those selfish desires and putting on the new self and the true righteous of God. If holiness is a command of God why do we struggle so much with this concept? Why does the church seemed to be more conformed to the world than it does God? Are we willing to call sin “sin” not because it is big or little? We need to see sin as an offense against a loving and holy God. This is where holiness begins- not with us, but with God.