Today’s vesper covered the passage from 2 Tim 2:14-26, and it is a very interesting one. It says in verse 22, “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
What strikes me is the final phrase “along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” We are not meant to do this fleeing of youthful passions, and pursuing of righteousness, faith, love, and peace ALONE, but as a COMMUNITY of like-minded individuals.
A Community of believers who have a desire for holy living, and personal holiness. Holiness is a concept not often preached nowadays sadly. Do we not see that holiness and being pure in heart are related to seeing God?
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” Mt 5:8
“…without holiness no one will see the Lord” Heb 12:14
We are to kill sin in our lives through the Holy Spirit, and live holy lives with others who have a similar mindset !