Holiness and Integrity – Myles Munroe

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February 3
Holiness means “one”—not the numeric value, but one in the sense of “complete.” Holiness connotes the concept of integrity, a quality God has because what He says, what He does, and who He is are the same. God always does what He says He will because He is one with Himself.
God’s presence cannot abide anything that isn’t holy. In the Old Testament, anyone who entered His presence without being holy died. God warned the priests, in effect, “Do not come into My presence unless you are holy, because I am holy. Coming without being holy will destroy you.” Those who perished in this way died because holiness and impurity cannot coexist. The pure alone will see God. (See Matthew 5:8.) When we pray, we must have integrity. God says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). We can’t just say we seek God; we must really seek Him if we want to find Him. We must determine, like Jacob, “God, I’m not going to let You go until I see you.” (See Genesis 32:24–30.) What does it mean to “see” God in relation to prayer? The Scriptures say, “Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD” (Exodus 14:13; 2 Chronicles 20:17 NKJV). In essence, God says, “If you are holy, then I will manifest Myself to you. You will see My salvation in your life.” If you are convinced that He will do what He has promised, then you will see Him answer prayer. In this sense, holiness is being convinced that what God says and what He does are equivalent.
Father God, You are holy because Your words, actions, and identity are one. Help me to be holy as You are holy. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: If you are holy, what you believe, say, and do will be the same.
Reading: Exodus 31–33; Matthew 22:1–22
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