Prof. Kimberly Lowry – “Living in Holiness”
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:14
One can say that the whole Bible serves as an instructional guide to teach us what it means to live a holy life. Most of us know what an unholy lifestyle looks like. But, what does it mean to live in holiness?
Webster’s definition of “sanctification” most closely resembles the Wesleyan idea of holiness. It is defined as the state of growing in divine grace as a result of Christian commitment after baptism or conversion. The Holy Spirit is the means by which we can grow in divine grace or lead lives that model the righteousness of Christ. In order to receive the Holy Spirit, we must seek the Lord in prayer and allow our hearts to be open to His will and our minds to understand His Word. We must live in love with one another, especially with our enemies. Jesus loved the most undesirable people, and so must we in order to live in “holiness unto the Lord.”
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us each day to live a holy life, exemplifying the life and teachings of our Lord Jesus. May we live blameless before others that they may see Christ in us and be saved by Your grace.
- Prof. Kimberly Lowry, Assistant Professor of World Languages