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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

May 17, 2019

God has deemed us holy, because of the righteousness we have received from Christ. Then why does the author of Hebrews tell us to “strive…for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord”? Are we holy or not? Have we already been sanctified or is it something we are to pursue? The answer is, “Yes.” As we saw in yesterday’s episode, we have been and are being sanctified. And in Hebrews 12:14-17, we discover that God expects us to strive to live a life of holiness. We are not to rest on our laurels or bask in the joy of our status as God’s child. We are holy, because God has deemed us so. And He has made a life of holiness possible because He has placed His Holy Spirit within us. Not only do we enjoy our status as God’s set-apart ones, we rely upon the power He has made available to us, so that we might live with holiness as our constant obsession.