MEMORY VERSE: “…am the Almighty God; walk’ before me, and be thou
perfect.” – Genesis 17:1b
BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalm 24: 3-5
In our last session, we considered why believers must be holy and how to live
holy. If we are not holy, we cannot walk with God (Amos 3:3). As Christians, we
are commanded to put on the new man created in righteousness and holiness
(Ephesians 4:24). Today, we shall about some benefits and rewards of holiness as
well as the dangers of unholy living.
1. BENEFITS AND REWARDS OF HOLINESS
2. DANGERS OF UNHOLY LIVING
BENEFITS OF HOLINESS
A holy believer receives classified information from God (Psalm 25:14; John
15:14-15). God builds a wall of protection around such a believer (Psalm 34:7;
Job 1:8-10). He will also have peace with his enemies, (Proverbs 16:7). He will
receive divine provision and long life (Psalm 37:25; Proverbs 3:12). Living holy
enables every believer to enjoy God’s presence and lving ever with God in
eternal life (Psalm 15:1-3).
The rewards attached to holiness include: answered prayers (Luke 1:13), secured
future (Isaiah 3:10), divine health (Exodus 15:26), overflowing blessings
(Deuteronomy 28:1-2), victorious living (Deuteronomy 28:7), promotion and
supernatural anointing (Hebrew 1:9).
DANGERS OF UNHOLY LIVING
There are grave dangers for any believer that does not live a holy life. Such
1. Rejection and exclusion from heaven and all the eternal rewards (Hebrews
12:14; John 14:1-2)
2. Prevention from possessing one’s possessions. (Obadiah 17; Isaiah 59:1-2).
1. Deletion of one’s name from the book of life (Revelations 20:15).
2. An unholy person will be useless in the service of the Lord (2 Timothy 2:19-
An individual that fears God and lives righteously shall be exalted. Disobedience
to His instructions to divine rejection, waste of life and destiny, eternal rejection
and condemnation etc. (1Samuel 15:22-23; Revelations 22:14-15).
1. FROM YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF
LIVING A HOLY LIFE?
2. WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONS FOR LVING A HOLY LIFE?