What about sin and holiness?

Sin can be destroyed by a continual admiration of the Lord. Look at him and kill your sin.

What about sin and holiness?
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Living a life of continual admiration of the Lord Jesus Christ will force you into a life of holiness. If you live as if Christ is Lord, you will kill the sin in your life.

— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

– Romans 8:13

Sin cannot survive a life of admiration for Christ. Darkness must flee the light.

Do you struggle with sin? Then admire the Lord. Stare at his goodness and beauty until sin draws its last breath.

When did you last spend time alone with your Savior to admire Him?

When was the last time you read through the Psalms or the Gospel with the lens of admiration? We, as the bride of Christ, must admire the Bridegroom!

Consider the sin of adultery. The wife who spends her days admiring her husband will never commit adultery.

Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

– 1 Peter 1:13-16

Be holy as I am holy, says the Lord. This can seem impossible or even legalistic. However, if we stare at the majesty and honor and glory and praise of our Lord, then holiness will become an outpouring from gazing at our Savior.

As he who called you is holy...

Beloved, we must realize this. This non-conformity to the fleshly desires can only come from realizing who He is. Therefore, to kill sin, we must gaze at Him.

This is how we live, as if Christ has already come. We conduct our lives in such a way that we are conformed to His image through observing Him as He is while setting our hope on the promise of His grace at His revealing.

Without observing Him as He is, how will we know how to live in holiness?

A life of worship will draw you to holiness and away from sin. Observe Him and turn from sin.

Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus!