Sept. 1, Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest: "We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness."
I Peter 1:15 "But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written, 'Be holy for I am holy.'"
Hebrews 12:14 "make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."
Is this true? That without holiness no one will see the Lord? Though I have read these verses countless times, I am standing in awe and humility in this moment. Who is holy but the Lord? But He calls us to be holy--to share in that impossible state! He calls us to be purified through the cross of Christ and to walk in the holiness of that calling. Through the fulfillment of that call He is glorified.
May it be that I can reflect His glory today in some way and share in his holiness...