What “Holiness” really means

Holiness is one of the most important attributes of God, which at the same time represents a biblical commandment.

It can also be associated with: integrity, mercy, and purity.

Nonetheless, at present, the term “holiness” has been interpreted in many ways.

In many religions it is believed that, for a person to reach holiness, he must dress in a specific way.

In the case of women, makeup, hairstyles and pants are seen as vanity and sin.

Although there really is no verse that prohibits its use, the word emphasizes that women should dress “decently.”

1 Peter 3:3: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.”

However, for many years this word has been misunderstood, implying that holiness is linked to the external appearance of the person, when really, it represents: being “set apart for God,” that is,  one should be holy in all areas.

Both behavior, way of speaking, and dressing should demonstrate that holiness dwells in the life of the believer.

Not exaggerating in the use of adornments, but rather by honoring God with your behavior through “a quiet and gentle” spirit, as expressed in 1 Peter 3:4.

Because holiness is reflected, in that the believer acts and lives according to the word, keeping himself from all contamination of the world.

Not letting ourselves get carried away by ideologies of men, because man looks and flaunts what is in front of his eyes, but, for God, a heart and a spirit surrendered to Him, is worth more than any outfit (1 Samuel 16:7).

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