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Holiness is not just for some select few spiritual giants; it is not just for pious people who sit around all day with nothing to do but "be holy." Holiness is for moms who battle a sense of uselessness and discouragement and who are tempted to escape into self-pity, romance novels, antidepressants, or the arms of an attentive man. It is for lonely widows, divorcees, and singles who are struggling to stay sexually abstinent. It is for husbands and wives who wrestle with bitterness toward mates who have abused or abandoned them. It is for men who are tempted to cheat on their expense reports or their wives or to abdicate their spiritual leadership in the home. "Everyone who names the name of the Lord" is called to live a holy life! God would not command us to do anything without also enabling us to do it.
He knows we cannot possibly be holy apart from Him. That's why He has made provision for us to overcome sin through the cross of Christ. That's why He has sent His Spirit to live in our hearts. And that's why He has given every believer a supernatural resource called grace that gives us the desire and the power to be holy.