Fear of God Devotional: What Does a Holy Man or Woman Look Like



What are characteristics of a holy man or woman?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that a holy man or woman would start by telling you how unholy they are. He explains that holiness is like humility – the more you have of it, the less you think you have.

He shares how his mother prayed for around two hours a day. Near the end of her life, when he asked her how she’d live her life differently, she told him that she wished she would pray more.

A holy man or woman would also have a very sensitive conscience to sin, because he loves Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit. Finally, a holy man or woman is someone who realizes that because of their own weakness to sin, they need to stay in the means of grace and use them consciously every day.

2 Timothy 2:21 (NKJV) – “Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.”

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