Thursday, May 31, 2007

Holiness

:: True holiness is cultivated in the context of a relationship with God. His love for us moves us to reject all lesser and all the fleeting delights sin can offer.

:: Those who tolerate sin in what they think to be little things, will soon indulge it in greater matters. (Charles Spurgeon)

:: To resist holiness or to be halfhearted about its pursuit is to forfeit true joy and to settle for something less that the God-intoxication for which we were created.

: There must be nothing, absolutely nothing, in my daily conduct that, copied by another, could lead that one into unholiness. (Helen Roseveare)

:: Our lives are to make God believable to our world.

:: What makes all sin so heinous and grievous is that it is against God.

:: The more ground you concede to sin, the more you dull your capacity for truth.

:: The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to the power of God. (Blaise Pascal)

:: What others most need is to see in you a reflection of what God is like.

:: Your progress in holiness will never exceed your relationship with the Word of God.

Excerpts and quotes all taken from Nancy Leigh DeMoss' book: Holiness

5 comments:

Joel said...

Those are pretty good -- thanks! The only one I'm not sure of is Helen Roseveare's statement as there are some things where God calls one person to one thing and another to another. If the second person tries to copy the first person on that particular thing, whatever it may be, that second person is doing something wrong (which is unholy). That first person, however, would be doing something wrong to deviate from what God has called him/her to.

Of course, in areas that are not items of personal freedom if permitted by God but rather are clear sins, then *definitely* there must be nothing in our conduct that if copied by another *would* lead that person into unholiness.

Gem said...

Wow, Bethany, this post was a blessing for me to read it! It is really a neat post!

Andrea said...

Those are really thought-provoking quotes. I could comment on so many of them individually, but I think one of them really summed them all up.

"What others most need is to see in you a reflection of what God is like."

Isn't that the essence of true holiness?

Thanks for posting these! I've really been enjoying Nancy Leigh DeMoss lately, and have been wanting to get one of her books. Maybe I'll start with this one! :-)

Blessings to you!

BrittLeigh said...

Excellent quotes, Sweet Bethany!! Very inspiring.

(((HUGS))) from Milford ;)... We need to get together ;)

~Dustynne Noelle said...

Thanks, Bethany! That was a real blessing.