I Don’t Want To Be

Holiness- definition: dedicated or consecrated to God; sacred

From the Hebrew word Qadosh which means other or set apart.

Biblical examples:

1 Peter 1:15-16  

2 Corinthians 7:1 

Philippians 4:8  

As flawed humans, we tend to judge by what we can see. God, however, judges by what’s inside.

1 Samuel 16:7  

So what is God looking for exactly in “holiness”?

1. To love the one another

John 13:34-35

 “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”

Mother Teresa

2. To not become “comfortable” where we are

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

The Rich Young Ruler

3. To be “like Jesus”

Romans 12:1 -2

Matthew 23
Matthew 23:25