“In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD…” – Zechariah 14:20. 

Jesus’ kingdom is going to be so cool!

No violence. No crime. No hate. Everything will be good and right.

So much so that this phrase “Holiness unto the Lord” will be a bumper sticker on everyone’s mode of transportation.

Holiness is simply a life devoted to God. A life that obeys and pleases God. A life that is connected to God.

Everyone in Jesus’ kingdom will embody that. And our world will be an awesome place.

But that doesn’t mean I have to wait until He returns to live this way.

 

Holiness

 

“I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” – Romans 12:1. 

That God commands us to be holy shows that I can live this way now with His help.

Even if others around me aren’t.

I’m so thankful I don’t have to let the mood of social media sway my behavior. That I can be kind and calm when others are cruel. I’m so glad that I have God’s Word to keep me on the right track when the currents of life pull at me to live for myself. I’m so thankful that Jesus lives inside me today.

If you feel beaten down by your sin and failure, take a moment to open up your Bible. Let God’s Word steer you back onto the path of purity. Let His promise that you aren’t a slave to sin become your firm foundation.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.” – Romans 6:14.