Sunday, July 17, 2022

The WAY of HOLINESS

 

Isaiah 35:8-9

King James Version

8 And an highway shall be there, 

and a way, 

and it shall be called The way of holiness; 

the unclean shall not pass over it; 

but it shall be for those: 

the wayfaring men, 

though fools, shall not err therein.

9 No lion shall be there, 

nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, 

it shall not be found there; 

but the redeemed shall walk there:


People scoff at the word, "holiness".

They'd much rather go about their ways.

The old habits of sin.

But what does it mean to walk "The way of holiness"?

Why is it so urgent to get right with the LORD now?

Here's what SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE taught me:

Psalm 119:9

King James Version

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? 

by taking heed thereto according to thy word.


Psalm 139:23-24

King James Version

23 Search me, 

O God, 

and know my heart: 

try me, 

and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, 

and lead me in the way everlasting.


Proverbs 9:10

King James Version

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: 

and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.


Isaiah 57:15

King James Version

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One 

that inhabiteth eternity, 

whose name is Holy; 

I dwell in the high and holy place, 

with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, 

to revive the spirit of the humble, 

and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.


Amos 5:14

King James Version

14 Seek good, 

and not evil, 

that ye may live: 

and so the Lord, the God of hosts, 

shall be with you, 

as ye have spoken.


Amos 5:15

King James Version

15 Hate the evil, 

and love the good, 

and establish judgment in the gate: 

it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious 

unto the remnant of Joseph.


Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


Mark 12:29-30

King James Version

29 And Jesus answered him, 

The first of all the commandments is, 

Hear, O Israel; 

The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind, 

and with all thy strength: 

this is the first commandment.


Luke 8:15

King James Version

15 But that on the good ground are they, 

which in an honest and good heart, 

having heard the word, 

keep it, 

and bring forth fruit with patience.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 13:34-35

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; 

as I have loved you, 

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.


Romans 6:22

King James Version

22 But now being made free from sin, 

and become servants to God, 

ye have your fruit unto holiness, 

and the end everlasting life.


Romans 12:1

King James Version

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, 

by the mercies of God, 

that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, 

holy, 

acceptable unto God, 

which is your reasonable service.


Romans 12:2

King James Version

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, will of God.


Romans 16:17

King James Version

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, 

mark them which cause divisions and offences 

contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; 

and avoid them.


1 Corinthians 3:9-11

King James Version

9 For we are labourers together with God: 

ye are God's husbandry, 

ye are God's building.

10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, 

as a wise masterbuilder, 

I have laid the foundation, 

and another buildeth thereon. 

But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

11 For other foundation can no man lay 

than that is laid, 

which is Jesus Christ.


1 Corinthians 6:19-20

King James Version

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


2 Corinthians 7:1

King James Version

7 Having therefore these promises, 

dearly beloved, 

let us cleanse ourselves 

from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, 

perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


Ephesians 5:1-8

King James Version

5 Be ye therefore followers of God, 

as dear children;

2 And walk in love, 

as Christ also hath loved us, 

and hath given himself for us 

an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

3 But fornication, 

and all uncleanness, 

or covetousness, 

let it not be once named among you, 

as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, 

nor foolish talking, 

nor jesting, which are not convenient: 

but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, 

that no whoremonger, 

nor unclean person, 

nor covetous man, 

who is an idolater, 

hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: 

for because of these things cometh the wrath of God 

upon the children of disobedience.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, 

but now are ye light in the Lord: 

walk as children of light:


Philippians 2:5

King James Version

5 Let this mind be in you, 

which was also in Christ Jesus:


Philippians 2:14-15

King James Version

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, 

the sons of God, 

without rebuke, 

in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 

among whom ye shine as lights in the world;


2 Timothy 1:9

King James Version

9 Who hath saved us, 

and called us with an holy calling, 

not according to our works, 

but according to his own purpose and grace, 

which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,


Hebrews 12:14

King James Version

14 Follow peace with all men, 

and holiness, 

without which no man shall see the Lord:


James 3:2

King James Version

2 For in many things we offend all

If any man offend not in word, 

the same is a perfect man, 

and able also to bridle the whole body.


1 Peter 1:15-16

King James Version

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, 

so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, 

Be ye holy; 

for I am holy.


Revelation 22:14-15

King James Version

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, 

that they may have right to the tree of life, 

and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15 For without are dogs, 

and sorcerers, 

and whoremongers, 

and murderers,

and idolaters, 

and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


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