References: Exodus 20Here are the Maker's instructions, and it's time to give them careful attention. As our culture begins to recognize that "self-ism" has not led to peace and contentment, but rather to pain and confusion, there is a new quest for spiritual meaning. In these guidelines God speaks with authority, not offering us what we want, but showing us what we need. We have here not a ladder up which we climb to acceptance with God, but a mirror, which exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. For the Christian to keep these commandments is to walk in the fullness and freedom that our Heavenly Father intends.
The Hole in our Holiness is that we don't seem to care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don't seem all that concerned about it. This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of