In a world of pride and vulgarity

The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity. And when you become a follower of Christ, the Holy Spirit dwells within you.

But we can easily lose sight of the word “HOLY.”

With each passing year in our society, the idea of something being “holy” seems more and more strange. But that’s a part of it’s beauty. Holiness is different; it is special; it is a calling.

It’s also not optional. To his people, God says “Be holy, because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). Someone who is holy is someone who is set apart by God for a special purpose. It’s hard to be followers of Christ who actively participate in his renovation of the world with his love and truth if we just blend in.

Humble holiness is a herald of the Holy Spirit in a world of pride and vulgarity.

Since it’s getting close to Christmas think of the people in the nativity story: Mary, Joseph, Zechariah, Elizabeth. One of the things they all have in common is personal holiness.

Be humble. Be holy. Grow into your sacredness before God.

I know this isn’t a popular idea. But that’s okay. If you’re just trying to be popular you’re setting yourself up for a life of personal misery and distraction from what truly matters.

“Be holy, because I am holy.”

Humble holiness is a herald of the Holy Spirit in a world of pride and vulgarity.

By Matthew Ruttan

  • Bible quotes are from the New International Version

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