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Any idea of getting beyond conflict, outward or inward, in our pursuit of holiness in this world is an escapist dream that can only have disillusioning and demoralizing effects on us as waking experience daily disproves it. What we must realize, rather, is that any real holiness in us will be under hostile fire all the time, just as our Lord's was.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Source: God's Words: Studies of Key Bible Themes, Intervarsity Press, 1981, p. 195.

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.

    Author: John Newton

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

    Author: John Wesley

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.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

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

    Author: Phillips Brooks

The Sum is: 1. Remember always the presence of God. 2. Rejoice always in the will of God. And 3. Direct all to the glory of God.

    Author: Robert Leighton

Let thy great joy and comfort evermore be, to have His pleasure done in thee, though in pains, sickness, persecutions, oppressions, or inward griefs and pressures of heart, coldness or barrenness of mind, darkening of thy will and senses, or any temptations spiritual or bodily.

    Author: Robert Leighton
    Source: Rules and Instructions for a Holy Life.

In spiritual graces let us study to be great, and not to know it.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

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.

    Author: William Gurnall

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

    Author: William Gurnall
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Holiness is not something we are called upon to do in order that we may become something; it is something we are to do because of what we already are.

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Everything we do is to be offered to the Lord; and if done so with a pure heart of love, it becomes holy.

    Author: Joyce Meyer

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