Anyone can stand in holiness



Dallas Willard

The hunger for holiness, and for power to stand in holiness, to the blessing of multitudes of people, also knows no social or economic boundaries. This too was very important to me and was made brilliantly clear in the lives of the “famous Christians,” many of whom were of no standing among humanity, or who disowned their standing. Not only did that give me hope personally, but it opened afresh the events of scripture for me, and showed for modern times how “unlearned and ignorant men” (Acts 4:13) could also bring the knowledge and reality of God to the world. It showed how God, through one individual, no matter how insignificant in the eyes of human beings, could make a great difference for good. I resolved that should anything come of my life and ministry it would not be because of my efforts to make that happen.

From Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, Interviews, and Talks. Copyright © 2016 by Willard Family Trust. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

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