Bible Studies By Sheri Boulet / a couple of weeks ago Share Tweet Pin Share Holiness is Right In order to save time and money, the automotive industry has come up with a plan. With the lagging economy, they have met to look for ways to cut cost, not only within the industry but also for the cities and states that have all the enormous expense of upkeep on highways and roads. The first thing is to do away with seat belts and airbags systems in all vehicles. Also, they have decided that it would be cost-effective to remove the lights from the back of the vehicles, eliminating the need for blinkers with this move. Next, in order to cut down on the need for patrolling the highways, they will remove the speed limits and red light/stop signs, etc. This will invoke a system where the individual driver will be truly in the driver’s seat, going when he is able instead of waiting. It will be up to you, as a driver to decide if the vehicle in front of you is just slowing down, or stopping, and you will have to use your own judgment as to whether they are turning or whether you have time to go before another car does. There will be no rules to guide you, no safety measures to keep you from crashing and burning, just you against the other motorist on the road, kind of like every man for himself. It is thought that with these few adjustments the industry and the country as a whole will save millions upon millions of dollars. Sounds ludicrous, doesn’t it? To me too. But so many times I hear the words from people, “all of those things from the Bible were for that time, not for now,” or, my personal favorite, “that doesn’t matter anymore.” Poppycock. Without guidelines we are wandering around with no real purpose, nothing to save us from the world, or OURSELVES. Is it important to look different than the world? Absolutely. I have heard so many say Holiness is inward. Indeed, it is! But as your inward self-changes, you should see a reflection on the outside also! There should be a notable change. Your entire countenance should be changed! The world would have us believe that rules and guidelines are passe’, that they no longer matter. But the Word of God has not changed, there has not been a re-write of the Bible, it is the same as it was yesterday, the same as it will be tomorrow. And there is a reason behind it, just as there is a reason we have tail-lights and blinkers. It is a protecting us from crashing and burning. The Bible is not a suggestion, there is no guessing about which direction to take. It provides us with a perfect roadmap to help us arrive at our desired destination. Do you want to make it all the way? Then follow the path. Stop where it says stop, turn where it says turn, yield where it says yield, and go where it says go. Keep your eyes on those around you. Don’t allow them to run you off this road. I have told the story before of my patient many years ago. After a confrontation with someone who wanted me to detour off my path, I was downhearted. My prayer before leaving the house that morning was “Lord, I need You today, I need to know You are with me.” My patient suffered from Alzheimer’s and was having a bad day. But as I was caring for her she grasped my hand and looked at me with suddenly clear eyes. She said, “You are on the Highway to Holiness. Don’t let anyone or anything take you off of the path.” And then, she was gone again, but I was found! Isaiah 35:8-9 And a highway shall be there, and away, and it shall be called The way of holiness: the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. “There’s a difference between wrong and right, There’s a difference between darkness and light, There’s no compromise, we must draw the line; Sin is still our reproach, but holiness is right. Now the world is living all kinds of lifestyles, But the life of a Christian should be pure and undefined. Everybody has faults to repent thereof, And then walk in the light because holiness is right. God is God, and He’ll always be the same, His word is the law, not one tittle will ever change. We must distinguish between clean and unclean, And then walk in the light because holiness is right.” There IS a difference!! And holiness IS right!