I have learned the hard way, and often, that if a man rests in this world’s things the flesh will overtake him. If a man is not diligent to do the things of the Living God’s Holy Christ, spiritual righteousness will not overtake him. He will be overtaken by utter unrighteousness. If anyone believes otherwise, I would like him to explain to me Philippians 2:12.
It is important, imperative, to remember: Christ is the love of God made manifest. But he is also the manifestation of his Father’s Holiness and Righteousness.
Do not be deceived by the careless many. It is the one who does the Father’s will that secures the friendship of Christ.