We Are Called To Be Holy

We are called to be holy, and we should carefully avoid giving the impression that it is of little consequence whether or not we retain the peculiar features of our faith.  Upon us rests the solemn obligation of taking a more decided stand for truth and righteousness than we have taken in the past.  The line of demarcation between those who keep the commandments of God and those who do not is to be revealed with unmistakable clearness.  We are conscientiously to honor God, diligently using every means of keeping in covenant relation with Him, that we may receive His blessings–the blessings so essential for a people who are to be so severely tried…

Putting our trust in God, we are to move steadily forward, doing His work with unselfishness, in humble dependence upon Him, committing ourselves and our present and future to His wise providence, holding the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end, remembering that it is not because of our worthiness that we receive the blessings of heaven, but because of the worthiness of Christ, and our acceptance, through faith in Him, of God’s abounding grace.

E. G. White, Our High Calling, p. 344

Those who take Christ at His word, and surrender their souls to His keeping, their lives to his ordering, will find peace and quietude.  Nothing of the world can make them sad when Jesus makes them glad by His presence.  In perfect acquiescence there is perfect rest.  The Lord says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.”  Isaiah 26:3  Our lives may seem a tangle; but as we commit ourselves to the wise Master Worker, He will bring out the pattern of life and character that will be to His own glory.  And that character which expresses the glory–character–of Christ will be received into the Paradise of God.  A renovated race shall walk with Him in white, for they are worthy.

E. G. White, The Desire Of Ages, p. 331


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