Holiness is the thing that makes God different to us. He is holy - set apart, sacred, sinless - but we are not. The word holy is mentioned over 600 times in the Bible so it is obviously pretty important. 1 Peter 1:15 says, Be holy in everything you do, just as God is holy. It's impossible for us to be holy in our own strength. We can only be holy through the work of the Holy Spirit in us, making us more like Jesus every day.
Jack Wellman said it well in his article, What is the Biblical definition of holiness - holiness is not the way to Jesus; Jesus is the way to holiness. We can’t get holy by our best efforts. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit to make the children of God live holy lives. Read more at What Christians want to know.
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