But God’s Word is clear about what He expects of us.
Hebrews 12:14 (AMP) says, “Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.”
Does that mean that if you’re not living a perfect life, you’re not going to Heaven? No, of course not. It’s what Jesus did on the cross — not our own efforts — that freely gives us God’s favor. But if we don’t live consecrated and holy lives here on Earth, we won’t experience the abundant life Jesus died to give us (John 10:10), and we won’t represent Him in a way that makes others hungry for a relationship with Him.
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DISCUSSION: Be Everything God Created You To Be By Pursuing Holiness was originally published on praisecleveland.com