Accomplish holiness out of reverence for God.
[ 2 Cor 7:1]
Dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that could defile the body and the spirit.
Look, you desire integrity in the inner man; you want me to possess wisdom.—It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.—“Let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.”—Not that I have already attained this – that is, I have not already been perfected.
And everyone who has this hope focused on him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure.
Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.—To equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature.
~ Samuel Bagster ~
2 Cor 7:1, Ps 51:6, Titus 2:12, Matt 5:16, Phil 3:12, 1 John 3:3, 2 Cor 5:5, Eph 4:12-13