“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again” (1Thessalonians 5:23 NLT)

Intrinsic to holiness is the idea of wholeness. God is holy; that is, He is whole, complete, without deficiency. Therefore, He calls us to be holy, “Be holy for I am holy” (1Pt. 1:16).

The good news is that it’s not by our own efforts alone that we become holy. God Himself is at work for and in us to make us whole, complete in everyway, body, soul, and spirit. He is the God of peace putting the broken pieces of our lives together again to form beautiful vessels fit for honorable use. As He fits us together, He fills us with His Holy Spirit in order to pour out from us His peace, comfort, and healing to other broken people also in need of healing and wholeness. We may not be perfect in our own eyes, but we are blameless in His (Eph. 1:4; Col 1:22). And, until Jesus returns, He is making us holy in every way.

© Paul R Downing

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