“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14, NIV)
Conventional wisdom is not God’s wisdom.
Conventional wisdom says, “Do unto others as others do unto you.” God’s wisdom says, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
Conventional wisdom is earth-bound. Follow it, and you’re only as good as the crowd.
Godly wisdom is heaven-bound. Follow it, and you’re as God is good. Live it, and you will not only see as God sees; but you will see God.
To be holy is to be as God is, and begins with seeking reconciliation with everyone – particularly enemies and foes; looking past the outward appearance to the heart; valuing the things of heaven over the things of earth; and redeeming time for eternity. – Luther