And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools shall not err therein.
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.abraham joshua heschel
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.
"...with the true convert, holiness is woven into all his powers, principles, and practice."joseph alleine
To sanctify God is to reverence Him in our hearts, and to represent Him in the glory of His holiness before men.richard alleine
Christians are called saints, for their holiness; believers, for their faith; brethern, for their love; disciples, for their knowledge.richard fuller
Seek and possess holiness, and consolation will follow, as assuredly as warmth follows the dispensation of the rays of the sun.thomas cogswell upham
Magnify the divine mystery and the holiness of mankind.franz werfel
Holy writing must strive (by all means) for perfection and true holiness, that a door may be opened to him in heaven.Henry Vaughan
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?henry melvill
The holiness of the real Is always there, accessible In total immanence. The nodes Of transcendence coagulate In you, the experiencer, And in the other, the lover.kenneth rexroth
Seek holiness rather than consolation.
We 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 and long alone with God. No otherwise can the great central idea of God enter into a man's life, and dwell there supreme.
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.
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