Holiness is one of God’s
basic characteristics. In reference to Him, the word denotes absolute
perfection and purity. Only God is holy in Himself.
When the word is
applied to persons or objects, it refers to what has been separated or set
apart unto God. Since we have received the Holy Spirit of God, we have received
power over sin, disease, and the devil -Mark 16:15-18.
This power over sin enables us to live a life that is worthy of our name:
2 Timothy 3:16-17:
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and
profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in
righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good
5:25-27:25 Husbands, love your wives, even
as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with
the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a
glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it
should be holy and without blemish.
John 2:15-17:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that
are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in
him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.17 And the world passeth away, and the lust
thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”