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Perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God

2 Corinthians 7:1  

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

After sharing one of the greatest promises God has made—“I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters” (2 Corinthians 6:18)—the apostle Paul explained what this promise should motivate us to do. God calls on us to cleanse ourselves and seek the holiness of God motivated by the proper awe and respect that He deserves.

The apostle John expressed similar thoughts in 1 John 3:1-3.

For more on the cleansing process Christians are called to, see the sections on “Repentance” and “Christian Conversion.”

Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Sorrowed in a Godly Manner.”

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