Through faith in Christ, your entire life is made holy – if indeed you live according to that faith and don’t just let it become a mere profession of how you felt in a given moment. You must also forsake unrighteousness and pursue righteousness. That is, you must do good if you are to be truly set apart to God.
Let’s say a man comes to believe in Christ and consequently begins to perform his job for the Lord. All is well so far. However, if he cheats his employer, or gossips about his co-workers, or circumvents the law in his dealings then his holiness becomes unholiness.
A person can do righteousness without being holy, but he cannot be holy without doing righteousness. Righteousness is what is right; holiness is what is “the Lord’s” (that is, what is done “as unto the Lord”).
Bible notes on this post.
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