“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1
What does it mean to be holy? It means to be set apart. Set apart from what? Scripture reveals that we are to be set apart from an unloving and dying world, in order that we might be used to bring God’s love and life into it. Unfortunately it seems holiness is often thought about in a shallow way today. Many think being holy is merely abstaining from evil things.