Judaism teaches us to be attached to holiness in time, to attached to sacred events, to learn how to consecrate sanctuaries that emerge from the magnificent stream of year. The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals; and our Holy of Holies is a shrine that neither the Romans nor the Germans were able to burn.
Religion, in its purity, is not so much a pursuit as a temper; or rather it is a temper, leading to the pursuit of all that is high and holy. Its foundation is faith; its action, works; its temper, holiness; its aim, obedience to God in improvement of self, and benevolence to men.jonathan edwards
The process of creative discovery is endless. That’s why “holiness” tends to limit mental vitality and progress by freezing a given work (a life guide) in time, no matter how interpretations differ and even change over the years.tarik gunersel
Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.paul of tarsus
You are not sent to preach death and sin and judgment, but life and holiness and salvation – not to be a witness against the people, but to be a witness for God – to preach the good news – Christ Himself.james hudson taylor
Thomas is not a Wordsworthian poet, and his “ nature ” is not Wordsworth ’s; it is history , rather than divinity, which he responds to most, in the bleak beauty of Wales. In Christian terms, Thomas is not a poet of the transfiguration, of the resurrection, of human holiness ... He is a poet of the cross, the unanswered prayer , the bleak trek through darkness .
Though the moral law has ceased as a covenant, it remains as a rule of life. It will forever continue as the standard of holiness.
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone.
To sanctify God is to reverence Him in our hearts, and to represent Him in the glory of His holiness before men.richard alleine
Preachers are not sermon makers, but men makers and saint makers, and he only is well-trained for this business who has made himself a man and a saint. It is not great talents nor great learning nor great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God - men always preaching by holy sermons in the pulpit, by holy lives out of it. These can mold a generation for God.edward mckendree bounds
When we hear any mention of our mystical union with Christ, we should remember that holiness is the channel to do it.john calvin
The most destructive criticism has not been able to dethrone Christ as the incarnation of perfect holiness. The waves of a tossing and restless sea of unbelief break at His feet, and He stands still the supreme model, the inspiration of great souls, the rest of the weary, the fragrance of all Christendom, the one divine flower in the garden of God.herrick johnson
I am heartily glad to witness your veneration for a Book which to say nothing of its holiness or authority, contains more specimens of genius and taste than any other volume in existence.walter savage landor
Holy writing must strive (by all means) for perfection and true holiness, that a door may be opened to him in heaven.Henry Vaughan
Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.
If it be heaven toward which we journey, it will be holiness in which we delight; for if we cannot now rejoice in having God for our portion, where is our meetness for a world in which God is to be all in all forever and forever?
Heaven does not make holiness , but holiness makes heaven; because if you do not give yourself in sympathy to goodness , goodness cannot give itself in influence to you.
But all his mind is bent to holiness, To number Ave-Maries on his beads; His champions are the prophets and apostles, His weapons holy saw of sacred writ, His study is his tilt-yard, and his loves Are brazen images of canonized saints.william shakespeare
holiness is not a merit by which we can attain communion with God, but a gift of Christ, which enables us to cling to him, and to follow him.john calvin
holiness is the architectural plan upon which God buildeth up His living temple.charles haddon spurgeon
We used to say to the apartheid government: you may have the guns, you may have all this power, but you have already lost. Come: join the winning side. His holiness and the Tibetan people are on the winning side.desmond tutu