Monday, February 08, 2016

Hope of our Holiness

"Ye shall be holy men unto Me" (Exodus 22:31).  "The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God... there is none that doeth good, no, not one" (Psalm 14:2,3).  "Whoso findeth Me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD" (Proverbs 8:35).  "You... hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable... in His sight... Christ in you [is] the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:21-27). 

The Lord calls His own to be holy,
But how can this virtue be gained,
Since God Himself understands fully
That we all by sin have been stained?

Isaiah said, "I am undone!" 
In view of the Lord's holy throne. 
Since no one is good, no not one,
Isaiah's lament is our own.   

Our hope is in Jesus our Savior,
Our Lord who is lowly and meek,
Who calls us to find in Him favor,
Extending the mercy we seek. 

The hope of our holiness, Lord,
Is told in the greatest love story,
For You gave Yourself to afford
Our righteousness found in Your glory. 

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