Holiness and Perfection

“Be holy,
for I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:16

“Be perfect, even as
your Father in heaven
is perfect.”
Matthew 5:48

Holiness Messages

Andrew Murray: Let Us Draw Nigh!

Hebrews 10:19-25

19 Having therefore boldness to enter into the Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
20 By the way which He dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh;
21 And having a Great Priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in fullness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our body washed with pure water:
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for He is faithful that promised:
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works;
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as yo see the day drawing nigh.

It may help us the better to master the rich contents of this central passage, containing a summary of the whole Epistle, if we here give the chief thoughts it contains.
I. The four great Blessings of the new life:
    1. The Holiest opened up.
    2. Boldness in the Blood.
    3. A New and Living Way.
    4. The Great High Priest
II. The four chief Marks of the true believer:
    1. A True Heart.
    2. Fullness of Faith.
    3. A Heart sprinkled from an Evil Conscience.
    4. The Body washed with Clean Water.
III. The four great Duties to which the opened Sanctuary calls:
    1. Let us draw nigh (in the fullness of
    2. Let us hold fast the profession of our
    3. Let us consider one another to provoke unto
    4. Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.

“Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16).
“Be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).