July 23rd, 2018
The Ultimate Spiritual Goal
1 Peter 1:16 (KJB) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
God does not wish for your happiness. No, indeed, He wishes for you to desire to become holy.
There is a world of difference between being happy and being holy. Happiness relies upon our outward circumstances for ushering in happiness. Holiness relies upon the supernatural power and presence of God.
Holiness simply relies upon the work of God in our heart. Holiness lasts forever despite untoward circumstances.
Happiness relies on favorable circumstances. Therefore, can vanish upon the arrival of a contrary wind.
A man cannot be holy or find holiness by himself or upon his own terms. In fact, holiness cannot ever be accomplished outside of allowing the work of God to apply to one’s life. Holiness is divinely rooted in the eternal character and essence of God.
A man and woman of God are called to be holy because God is holy. Being holy does not guarantee earthly happiness this side of heaven. Holiness does sanctify a person to be divinely used of God as he travels through this world. Certain eternal happiness awaits a godly and holy person in the eternal realm.