Fear of God Devotional: How Are Holiness and Repentance Connected?

How are holiness and repentance connected?

True repentance that flows from godly sorrow is necessary for salvation. Repentance understands that we have offended a holy God. Without repentance, we don’t see God as He really is. He is holy and our offenses are grievous in His sight. Before salvation and repentance, we don’t see our sin as it really is.

Repentance is a turning away from idols to God. The first step of holiness is repentance. It involves removing sin from the grace of God and a pursuing of the holiness of God. Repentance is necessary in the pursuit of God and for true salvation. 

Hebrews 12:14 (NKJV) – “Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord”