Even if we perfectly fulfilled our duty (which we don’t), we are still unworthy. Luke 17:10 when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ A servant who obeys has done nothing special. All our righteous acts are like filthy rags. Isa. 64:6″–John Kincaid.
“Holiness is not a series of do’s and don’ts, but conformity to the character of God and obedience to the will of God”–Jerry Bridges.
“Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God”–2 Corinthians 7:1.
“Everything settles in its own appropriate place, now God’s proper place is that of oneness and holiness, these come from sanctification; therefore God must of necessity give himself to a sanctified heart”–Meister Eckhart (1260-1327).
“To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God. . . . What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action”–Meister Eckhart.
“The One who makes our service effective and who empowers us for service is the Holy Spirit. Note well that He is called the Holy Spirit, or the Spirit of Holiness. When we indulge our sinful natures and dwell in unholiness, the Spirit of God is grieved (Ephesians 4:30) and will not prosper our service”–Jerry Bridges.
“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord”–Hebrews 12:14.
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