KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9. “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good”.
We now look at practical holiness in our service of the Lord. What do we mean when we talk about practical holiness in our service unto the Lord? It simply means to demonstrate the Christ life. Someone may say this is impossible. It is very wrong to think that it is impossible. JESUS DEATH AND RESURRECTION HAS MADE US JUST LIKE HIMSELF IN EVERY WAY. 2Corinth 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”. This word “sufficient” is from the Greek word “hikanos”, and it means qualified, to arrive or to be made capable
Serving in holiness is to love without hypocrisy. Love with sincerity. Love God in sincerity. Love all men without hypocrisy. Love is the covenant word that makes one give of his or her best effort. The key scripture says you must abhor evil. Abhor every evil. These include lies, evil desire, strive, anger, jealousy and many more. These things are alien to us, they do not belong to us. They are not part of us. Do not give attention or access to any evil act. Romans 12 :11 instructs us on the right attitude and way to serve in holiness.” Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord”; To be slothful is to be sluggish due to a lack of enthusiasm. Love for God is the answer to all these. It is a selfless attitude
Dear child of God to serve practically in holiness apply all that we have learnt about serving in holiness, which include serving in gratitude, being selfless, living and doing everything for God and to the glory of God, serving in the spirit and ultimately revealing Jesus in all you do. The Christian life is all about revealing Jesus and not ourselves. Be joyful and very glad about the great privilege to serve the Lord in His vine yard in various capacities. 1Corinthians 15:58 ” Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord”.
Jesus is the essence of my being. He is alive in me and manifests himself through me. I am totally solid out to Him serving Him in HOLINESS.
Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”.
Romans 12:3. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.