Holiness

The first priority of my life is to be holy, and the second goal of my life is to be a scholar.   John Wesley

A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.   A.W. Tozer

When people are right with God, they are apt to be hard on themselves and easy on other people. But when they are not right with God, they are easy on themselves and hard on others.   John Newton

Give me the love that leads the way, The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire, Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.    Amy Carmichael

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.   Harry Emerson Fosdick

Say not that thou hast royal blood in thy veins and art born of God, unless thou canst prove thy pedigree by daring to be holy.   William Gurnall

Thou must be righteous and holy, before thou canst live righteously and holy.
William Gurnall

The moment you come to realize that only God can make a man godly, you are left with no option but to find God, and to know God, and to let God be God in and through you.   Major Ian Thomas

Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.    Augustine

Just as a servant knows that he must first obey his master in all things, so the surrender to an implicit and unquestionable obedience must become the essential characteristic of our lives.   Andrew Murray

Nowhere can we get to know the holiness of God, and come under His influence and power, except in the inner chamber. It has been well said: “No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.”
Andrew Murray

Let it be your business every day, in the secrecy of the inner chamber, to meet the holy God. You will be repaid for the trouble it may cost you. The reward will be sure and rich.   Andrew Murray

God has one destined end for mankind – holiness! His one aim is the production of saints. God is not an eternal blessing-machine for men. He did not come to save men out of pity. He came to save men because He had created them to be holy.   Oswald Chambers

A saint’s life is in the hands of God as a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see; He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says, I cannot stand any more. But God does not heed; He goes on stretching until His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly.   Oswald Chambers

I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him.   Charles Spurgeon

We must be holy, because this is the only sound evidence that we have a saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.   J.C. Ryle

Intimacy with God comes in whispers, not shouts.   Woodrow Kroll

Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word.   J.C. Ryle

The greatest of all crosses is self. If we die in part every day, we shall have but little to do on the last. These little daily deaths will destroy the power of the final dying.    Francois Fenelon

We never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to be so.   Phillips Brooks

A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
Thomas Carlyle

If you want to be holy, be kind.   Frederick Buechner

Some people get so caught up in their own holiness that they look at the Trinity for a possible vacancy.   John MacArthur

A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet.   E.M. Bounds

Love God, and he will dwell with you. Obey God, and he will reveal to you the truth of his deepest teachings.   Frederick W. Robertson

Many people think we become holy by the eradication of something evil within. No, we become holy by being separated unto God.   Watchman Nee

This life was not intended to be the place of our perfection, but the preparation for it.   Richard Baxter

Christlikeness is your eventual destination, but your journey will last a lifetime.
Rick Warren

Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.   Oswald Chambers

It has been said that no great work in literature or in science was ever wrought by a man who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often long alone with God.   Austin Phelps

Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding–He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.  Alan Redpath

The cost of food in the kingdom is hunger for the Bread of Life.   John Piper

A faith which works not for purification will work for putrefaction. Unless our faith makes us pine after holiness, it is no better than the faith of devils, and perhaps it is not even so good as that. A holy man is the workmanship of the Holy Spirit.   Charles Spurgeon

God makes provision for our holiness, but He gives us the responsibility of using those provisions.   Jerry Bridges

As we grow in holiness, we grow in hatred of sin; and God, being infinitely holy, has an infinite hatred of sin   Jerry Bridges

Heroism is an extraordinary feat of the flesh; holiness is an ordinary act of the spirit. One may bring personal glory; the other always gives God glory.   Chuck Colson

Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow.   Theodore Epp

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