And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all-love. (1 Corinthians 12:31, Amplified)
And an highway shall be there, and a way, 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… (Isaiah 35:8-9, KJV)
And He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And He said to [Joshua], Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich apparel. And I [Zechariah] said, Let them put a clean turban on his head. So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with [rich] garments. And the Angel of the Lord stood by. And the Angel of the Lord [solemnly and earnestly] protested and affirmed to Joshua, saying, Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here. (Zechariah 3:4-7, Amplified)
The way of holiness. Holiness “signifies separation to God” and “the conduct befitting those so separated” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary).
Take away the filthy garments. Walk in His ways. Keep His charge. He’s calling us up higher. A higher way to walk. A higher way to talk. A higher way to pray. A higher way to say. It’s the holiness way.
Walking in the world’s filthy ways have kept us from the heights He’s called us to as the Body of Christ in this earth. Take the high way and walk in His ways of light and love.
Put off the old man and put on the new man and walk in righteousness and true holiness (Eph 4:22-24).
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. (1 Thessalonians 4:7, KJV)
Is. 35:8-9–“No lions” is grace. To be higher, we must don the grace He has for us for others. It is indeed setting more of ourselves aside. Wise words, friend.