Seeking Him Podcast

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Holiness and Happiness

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: What comes to mind when I say “holiness”?

Woman 1: I would say a person who is holy is someone who does good things and who helps people.

Woman 2: Umm, sour-faced.

Woman 3: Someone who’s holy? Someone who’s always uptight.

Nancy: Did you know that according to the Bible holiness and happiness go together?

In Psalm 4, David says that the ungodly love vain words and seek after lies. In contrast, those who are godly, or holy, experience true happiness. David prayed, “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound” (v. 7).

If we want to increase in peace and joy, we need to be willing to let God make us holy.

As the great 18-century preacher Jonathan Edwards said,

Jonathan Edwards: Holiness is a most beautiful and lovely thing. There is nothing in it but what is sweet and ravishingly lovely.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.