Holiness—our greatest need and our greatest lack. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
God offers forgiveness of sins through Christ’s perfect sacrifice on the cross. God also gives believers something else: Jesus’ perfect righteousness. Positionally, God no longer sees the believer as a sinner but rather a saint.
But of course our present condition tells otherwise. Even though the believer’s past, present, and future sins have been covered, we still sin in our fallen flesh.
God commands, “You shall be holy, as I am holy.” While we can’t be perfectly holy now, we are called to strive for it as we study God’s Word and obey it and the Holy Spirit within us.
Hear an interview about the pursuit of holiness with author Jerry Bridges at TheChristianWorldview.org.