HOLINESS HAS TO DO WITH MY RELATIONSHIPS
Holiness is not isolationism, but relationship. Not detached from ordinary human involvement.
Its not becoming materialistic, extravagant or a grabber and empire builder, But must operate as a servant of God in the world,
HOLINESS IS A NUMBER OF THINGS:
Both outward and inward \aspect
A matter of both action and motivation
Conduct and character
Divine grace and human effort
Obedience and creativity
Submission and imitative
Conservation to God and commitment to people
Self discipline and self giving
Righteousness and love
A matter of Spirit-led keeping
A walk, of conduct of life
]In the Spirit that displays the fruit of the Spirit
It is a matter of seeking to imitate Jesus way of behaving
It is a matter of patient, persistent unrighteousness
Taking God’s side against sin in our own lives and in lives of others.
Of worshiping God in the Spirit as one serves Him in the world.
Free and glad concentration on the business of pleasing God
It is the distinctive form and so to speak, flavor of a live set apart from God that is now being inwardly renewed by His power.
Holiness is thus the demonstration of faith, working by love.
Therefore it is whole supernatural in the sense of being
God’s gracious achievement within us, and wholly natural in the sense of being our own true humanness.