“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
Holiness. A good conscience and a sincere heart (1 Timothy 1:5). Saying no to ungodliness and worldly passions (Titus 2:12). Obeying the truth (1 Peter 1:22). Speaking the truth from [your] heart (Psalm 15:2)
Holiness: I think we know deep down what it is when we hear about it or see it in action. But to live it day to day, moment by moment, well, that takes a bit of time. And practice.
Perhaps, though, we practice holiness more often than we know. We certainly know when we’re not practicing it. But, it’s those in between times, the times where we’re doing or saying the right thing, but there is no earth shattering revelation or angels trumpeting our purity or lightning flashes in the sky.
It’s doing the right thing even when no one else will ever notice. That’s not all holiness is, but it’s certainly a good start.