It Seems Improper - Strange is Holiness!

In holiness there is separation. This removes me from the eyes and mind of others.

This may seem improper but holiness becomes a hiding place, a place therefore of protection. It removes me from the way of harm.

Holy = separation and thus safety.

Solomon (in Proverbs 7) recounts the story of a simple youth who lacked in judgement. Unwise, he approached a street corner and placed himself in harm's way. At this corner he met a woman, a brazen, married woman intent on seduction. He fell into her bed.

Should the youth have chosen to remain separate, he would have lived in the holiness that protects, that removes from the way of harm. Instead he chose the highway to the grave.

Holiness is the taste of the eternal dwellings upon earth. It carries no honor from man. Holiness is not understood. Men think it strange.

There grows an intense joy in the pursuit of holiness while travelling earth, for is it not the first tasting of heaven's feasts that are served in God's temple?

Blessed are those You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We are filled with the good things of Your house, of Your holy temple. (Psalm 65:4)

Holiness is its own reward. ~ Thomas Brooks

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'People will not care what you know until they know that you care'. ~ anon

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