"Follow... holiness without which no man shall see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14).
"What is it to be partakers of His holiness?" (Hebrews 11:10).
Holiness is the right discernment of good and evil; further, it is the quality which delights in good and hates evil. It is an attribute of God, and carries with it the thought of setting apart for sacred use. Holiness is a Christlike characteristic. Access to the Holiest (Hebrews 10:19) involves a corresponding practical walk in holiness. It is in order that this may be produced, and the affections may be detached from this present world, that God passes His children through various exercises and chastens them for their profit. This is needful, for otherwise the soul would seek its rest in things that are short of God's purpose. It is practical holiness that gives moral fitness.
To partake therefore of God's holiness is indeed a great privilege and high honour, for then we share in His joy, behold His beauty, and learn His mind. God ever seeks the true happiness of His children, and happiness and holiness go hand in hand.
Special thanks to you, dear readers, for your prayers and notes of encouragement. We love to hear from all of you.
Please keep praying for the Lord's blessing on
Toward the Mark.
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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