Holiness can be defined on two levels. Positional holiness is what God imparts to us when we become His children. Since God is holy and we are sinners, we are reconciled to God by the blood of Christ shed on the cross (Colossians 1:19-22). God imparts Christ's righteousness to us and makes us holy and blameless before Him. That's our spiritual position in Christ. We have been separated from sin and set apart to God.
Personal holiness (or practical holiness), on the other hand, is the outworking and fruit of positional holiness, evidenced in the way we think and live. Because we belong to God and His Holy Spirit indwells us, we are commanded and divinely equipped to live according to His will everyday, in every way. In this lesson, we will focus primarily on our practical, personal holiness.