Monday, May 2, 2011

Perfecting holiness in the fear of God

Daily Light Devotions - May 3 - Evening

Perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. 1

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. 2

training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 3

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. 4

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 5

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 6

He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. 7

to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 8

1 2 Cor 7:1;
2 Psa 51:6;
3 Tit 2:12;
4 Matt 5:16;
5 Phil 3:12;
6 1 John 3:3;
7 2 Cor 5:5;
8 Eph 4:12,13

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