Category: Holiness

A holy man!

J.C. Ryleby J.C. Ryle

Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of . . . agreeing with God’s judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word.

A holy man will strive to be like our Lord Jesus Christ. He will not only live a life of faith in Him and draw from Him all his daily peace and strength, but he will also labor to have the mind that was in Him and to be conformed to His image!

by J.C. Ryle

Holy As A Verb

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

We think of holiness as a noun. Holiness is a state of being holy. It’s true. But in Hebrew, there’s much more to it. In Hebrew, the word Holy is ‘Kodesh.’ It’s a noun or adjective. But it comes in another form – in the word ‘Kadash.’ Kadash is Holy as a verb. Aaron wasn’t holy by nature, but he was ‘kadashed,’ made holy, transformed into what is holy. So, too, the holy vessels and instruments of the Tabernacle. The holy things weren’t holy by nature, but holy by the fact that they had been ‘kadashed,’ ‘holyfied,’ made holy.

Do you want to be holy? It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, or what you’ve done in the past. Commit your life and everything you have to the Lord’s purposes and away from those purposes which are not of God, away from that sin, away from that indulgence. When you do that, you’re performing the act of ‘kadash.’ And you will become God’s holy vessel. For in Messiah, holiness is not just a noun, but a verb – Get kadashed and act accordingly!

Today’s Mission – Today, commit your life and everything you have to the Lord’s purposes and away from those purposes which are not of Him.

by Jonathan Cahn