Quotes about holiness

The greatest need of my people is my own holiness

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To be cool means you differentiate yourself from others. That often means pushing the boundaries with language, with entertainment, with alcohol, and with fashion. Of course, holiness is much more than these things, but in an effort to be hip, many Christians have figured holiness has nothing to do with these things. They’ve willi... read more


We need more Christians on our campuses, in our cities, in our churches, and in our seminaries who will say with Paul, “Look carefully then how you walk” (Eph. 5:15)

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You can think of holiness, to employ a metaphor, as the sanctification of your body. The mind is filled with the knowledge of God and fixed on what is good. The eyes turn away from sensuality and shudder at the sight of evil. The mouth tells the truth and refuses to gossip, slander, or speak what is coarse or obscene. The spirit is earnest, stea... read more


I have no interest in making anyone feel bad for being passionate about Bach, bass fishing, or Herman Bavink. There are a hundred good things you may be called to pursue as a Christian. All I’m saying is that, according to the Bible, holiness, for ever single Christian, should be right at the top of that list.

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Sanctification is like a man walking up the stairs with a yo-yo. There are a lot of ups and downs, but ultimate progress nonetheless.

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We must be holy, because this is the one grand end and purpose for which Christ came into the world… Jesus is a complete Saviour. He does not merely take away the guilt of a believer’s sin, he does more—he breaks its power.

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The hole in our holiness is that we don’t really care much about it.

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