God’s Word teaches us that God is Holy and that He wants us to be Holy. Holiness is transcendent purity. God is Holy and we humans are not. In fact the word Holiness is like a foreign word to us humans. Religion will try to go toward externals in search of holiness, but that is what the Pharisees did and Jesus rebuked them for it saying they were like whited sepulchers full of dead mens bones. God is so much purer, so much more beautiful, so much fairer, more just, more righteous than any human being has ever come close to being. With the one exception of Jesus Christ, the holy one. God wants us to pursue holiness, but the only way we can ever be holy is for God to make us Holy. God will transform us by the renewing of our minds as we study and apply His Holy Word to our lives daily. As we yield to Jesus, He will make us holy.