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19th Century saint Horatius Bonar said this "He that would be like Christ, moreover, must study him. We cannot make ourselves holy by merely trying to be so, any more than we can make ourselves believe and love by simply energy of endeavor. No force can effect this. Men try to be holy, and they fail. They cannot by direct effort work themselves into holiness. They must gaze upon a holy object; and so be changed into its likeness from "glory to glory" .... he that would be holy must steep himself in the word, must bask in the sunshine which radiates from each page of revelation. It is through THE TRUTH that we are sanctified (John 17:17). Exposing ourselves constantly to this light, we become more thoroughly "children of the light."

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