Holiness: the command

What is is about the Christian walk that some people can look at the call to holiness, say “yeah, that’s what I need to do,” and then turn and walk away from it? Sometimes those people push others toward holiness, but can’t/won’t/haven’t tried on their own. On the other side of that, there are some people who look at the call to holiness and become broken over and grieved by their sin. They then take that to the cross and “make every effort” to “work out their salvation.”

 

“People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking that we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves that we have been liberated.” D.A. Carson

 

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