From David: This is a guest post from Tyler Braun. Tyler is a pastor from Portland, Oregon whose first book, Why Holiness Matters, just released. You can find Tyler on Twitter or his blog, manofdepravity.com.
Worship in church can often become a frantic pursuit for an experience with God, instead of allowing Him to shape us.
Holiness, similarly, has always been presented as a frantic pursuit of right standing with God through legalistic measures.
Too often worship in life is only experienced for an hour on Sunday, when the band plays well. Holiness, even worse, has been abandoned as out of touch with reality and an impossibility in our culture.
We must reconsider all that we have left behind by ignoring a God who is holy and desires a holy people to worship Him.