Daily Devotionals

March 19

Walk in Holiness

Gloria Copeland
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are

“Nobody could be as holy as God is.”

Have you ever heard people say that? It could be that you think that way. Well, if so, it’s time to change your thinking.

            If you are born again, God has called you to be holy. That’s your destiny. That’s where you’re headed. Romans 8:29 says He predestined us to be conformed to the image of His Son.

            If you are born again, you have been made holy. Now you are being called to walk out what you are on the inside. To be like the Father, you have to give yourself to Him. How much you give of yourself to God is how much He gives of Himself to you. And that’s how much you are conformed to His image.

            Being conformed to His image is a process. Your spirit man has been completely changed. In it dwells the Holy Spirit. But your soul—your mind, will and emotions—and your body are conformed to His image over time. You grow up spiritually the same as you grow up naturally.

            You are on a journey. The Bible says you are changed from Glory to Glory even into the image of the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP). As you look at Him in the Word, you are changed by the Holy Spirit into His image.

            People that the world calls fanatics—when referring to Christians—are usually more like God than people who don’t get any attention from the world, because of their spiritual lives.

            If you are living separated unto God, disconnected from darkness, you will stand out and be distinguished.

            Many people are born again, but they never disconnect from their old life. They never spend enough time hearing from God, reading the Word for themselves, spending time in prayer or learning how to listen to the Holy Spirit within them, teaching them how to separate from the world. As a result they never change on the outside.

            But the change on the outside is what enables you to walk free. It’s when you change on the outside that you experience the blessings of God. When you change on the outside, you experience all that God provided for you when He saved you.

            That’s when you will walk in holiness.

Speak the Word 

I do not defile the temple of God. I walk in holiness.   1 Corinthians 3:17

Scripture Study: Leviticus 20:7; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Hebrews 12

Sign up for daily devotionals delivered to your inbox