Ch. 7: Help in the Daily Battle

The Pursuit of Holiness

by, Jerry Bridges

Ch. 7: Help in the Daily Battle

  • God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to allow this daily battle with indwelling sin. But… He has made ample provision for us to win the daily skirmishes against sin p.68
  • Being Alive Unto God Means:
    1. We are united with Christ in all His power p.69
      • Our reactions to our circumstances are a part of our walk of holiness. Holiness is not a series of do’s or dont’s, but conformity to the character of God and obedience to the will of God p.69
      • Philippians 4:11-13; Colossians 1:11; Ephesians 3:16
      • To count on the fact that we are dead to sin and alive to God is something we must do actively p.70
      • We count on the fact that we are alive to God when by faith we look to Christ for the power we need to do the resisting p.71
    2. He has given us His Holy Spirit to live within us p.71
      • He is called the Holy Spirit and He is sent primarily to make us holy – to conform us to the character of God p.71
      • The Holy Spirit strengthens us to holiness:
        • by enabling us to see our need of holiness p.72
        • then he causes us to become aware of our specific areas of sin p.72
        • by showing us God’s standard of holiness p.74
      • Only one who has a strong desire to be holy will ever persevere in the painfully slow and difficult task of pursing holiness p.74
      • No one overcomes the corruptions of his heart except by the enabling strength of the Spirit of God p.75

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