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Bible Study Topic: Holiness

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When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty ; walk before me and be blameless.
Genesis 17:1
 
So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.
Genesis 35:2
 
you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."
Exodus 19:6
 
"You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.
Exodus 22:31
 
You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean,
Leviticus 10:10
 
I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground.
I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
Leviticus 11:44-45
 
You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
Leviticus 20:26
 
for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.
Deuteronomy 14:2
 
You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The Prophet
Deuteronomy 18:13
 
The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways.
Deuteronomy 28:9
 
and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,
Deuteronomy 30:2
 
if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. The Offer of Life or Death
Deuteronomy 30:10
 
"Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, 'Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: That which is devoted is among you, O Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove it.
Joshua 7:13
 
You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
Job 5:24
 
And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord,that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.' "
Job 28:28
 
Beware of turning to evil, which you seem to prefer to affliction.
Job 36:21
 
In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
Psalms 4:4
 
Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Psalms 32:2
 
Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
Psalms 37:27
 
Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
Psalms 73:1
 
Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.
Psalms 85:13
 
Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
Psalms 94:15
 
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Psalms 97:10
 
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
Psalms 119:1-3
 
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
Proverbs 11:23
 
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
Proverbs 12:5
 
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
Proverbs 16:17
 
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Proverbs 22:1
 
The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.
Isaiah 32:17
 
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
Isaiah 35:8
 
"Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.
Isaiah 51:7
 
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.
Isaiah 61:10-11
 
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Israel's Guilt and Punishment
Micah 6:8
 
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger. Against Philistia
Zephaniah 2:3
 
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6
 
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Matthew 5:8
 
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:48
 
"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.
Matthew 12:33
 
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other."
Mark 9:50
 
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.The Wise and Foolish Builders
Luke 6:45
 
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."
John 1:47
 
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
John 15:19
 
I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:23
 
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
Acts 24:16
 
No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.
Romans 2:29
 
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin,
Romans 6:6
 
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.
For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.Slaves to Righteousness
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey,whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:11-23
 
But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.Struggling With Sin
Romans 7:6
 
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Romans 8:1
 
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God,this is your spiritual act of worship.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is,his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:1-2
 
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9
 
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Romans 13:12-14
 
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Romans 14:17
 
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
Romans 16:19
 
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
 
you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:20
 
When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
1 Corinthians 8:12
 
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.
1 Corinthians 10:21
 
Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God,I say this to your shame.The Resurrection Body
1 Corinthians 15:34
 
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.Paul's Joy
2 Corinthians 7:1
 
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
 
Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.
2 Corinthians 13:7
 
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24
 
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.
Galatians 6:15
 
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
Ephesians 1:4
 
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24
 
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
Ephesians 5:3
 
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
Ephesians 5:8
 
so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe
Philippians 2:15
 
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,if anything is excellent or praiseworthy,think about such things.
Philippians 4:8
 
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation,
Colossians 1:22
 
encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:12
 
For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
1 Thessalonians 4:7
 
Avoid every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
 
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
1 Timothy 4:8
 
Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
1 Timothy 5:22
 
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:6
 
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:11-12
 
Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
2 Timothy 2:19
 
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22
 
so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:17
 
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
Titus 1:15
 
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
Titus 2:12
 
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1
 
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14
 
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
James 1:21
 
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
James 4:4
 
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
1 Peter 1:15-16
 
He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:11
 
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
2 Peter 3:14
 
If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:6-7
 
But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
1 John 2:5
 
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
1 John 3:9
 
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4
 
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.
1 John 5:18
 
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
3 John 1:11
 
No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.The Three Angels
Revelation 14:5
 
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