Summary: Without Holiness no man shall see God. Every day that we live we are traveling down the "Highway of Holiness".
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Pastor James May
THE HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS
Isaiah 35:8, "And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein."
We are all on a journey right now. This journey will last for the rest of your life. It is a journey down a long and dangerous highway, one that is filled with potholes, dangerous curves, mixed up signs for directions and dangers from every side.
The road that you must travel is called “the way of holiness” and it is a road that is not traveled by many people for most do not like to lack of worldly facilities with all of their glitz and glamour. Those who travel this highway do not seem to care much for the things of this life for their eyes are set on a greater goal. They are heard to speak of a city that is not of this world but one that is far greater than any that the world can offer.
Proverbs 16:17, "The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul."
Proverbs 4:25-27, "Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil."
If we are going to travel this Highway of Holiness, the things of this world must grown dim. The desire for a better lifestyle, while not totally wrong, must always take 2nd place to our desire to “abstain from every appearance of evil” and from those “things which will deter us from our journey”.
Our eyes must be set on Christ and His way of righteousness and we must never forget that all of the beauty of this present world is going to be destroyed by fire in the end.
Guard your vision! Guard your heart! Guard your mind! Be careful of the things you hear and see, lest they cause you to leave the Highway of Holiness to be lost in the streets of sin of this present world.
You are a citizen of Heaven. You are journeying through a strange, foreign and dangerous world on your way home. Watch out for your soul, for there is nothing more important than going home.