The refreshing truth about true holiness. Here's the only way to glorify God! Evading the cross will only prolong sin and misery. Attempting to glorify God in holiness outside the cross is a farce. Today, are you declaring prayerfully and aloud the words recorded in Galatians 2:20? Identifying sin is one thing - and yes the Word does just that. Yet, peering into the Bible/divine solution is another. God's Word addresses both! Our ministries approach is greatly lacking if we are not preaching the cross - which is the divine solution for all that ales us and especially for glorifying God! ..... How does God view someone who was saved by His grace and is now trusting in their own self/flesh to become "holy"? Make no mistake - this is a rejection of Christ which should be repented of at once. Listen: " Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" (Galatians 3:3) Your blessing is only IN CHRIST - " For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. ... For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." (Colossians 2:6-7; 3:3) Initial salvation is only the beginning of a life filled with trust in the LORD, not self. That's where the cross comes in - when it separates us from sinful self (Romans 6, etc.).