8 HOLY Dissatisfactionmeans “We are not satisfied with our spiritual life/growth or status quo.Goal: We need to be dissatisfied with the way we are in order that we might become determined to become everything God intends for us to be.
10 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.James 1:22-24 NIV
11 So you must live as God’s obedient children So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”1 Pet 1:14-16 NLT
14 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.Rom 6:19 NLT
15 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord (Heb 12:14 NIV).Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God (Mt 5:8 NIV).
16 Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that PLEASES GOD, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so EVEN MORE…God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor-not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.1 Thess 4:1, 3-5 NLT
17 God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives. Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.1 Thess 4:7-8 NLT
18 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s MERCY, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform 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.Rom 12:1-2 NIV
19 For the GRACE of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people For the GRACE of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.Titus 2:11-14 NIV
20 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the FEAR of God.2 Cor 7:1 (NKJV)