I must work on my sins and become more holy!

I know what you are thinking, what’s so wrong about that. That sounds like the definition of spiritual maturity. It’s not.

Think about it, how exactly do you plan to get more holy? I mean, holiness by definition is to be set-apart, unique and perfect. So how do you grow in that? By very definition holiness is an either/or position. You either are holy or you are not holy.

I mean if you are 40% holy just now and you are hoping to get to 75% by the end of the year… what will that make you? That’s right, you’ll still be unholy.

In fact by this way of looking at holy we can never be anything but unholy! Even in 20 billion years we will still be 99.9999999999999999% holy.

You see God is not defined as holy because of what He does. He is defined as holy because of who He is.

It is the same for you. You are not holy depending on how well you do today, you are Holy today because He has made you holy by nature. As you believe in this and renew your mind to it you will start to bear the fruit of it.

Phil Drysdale  -