What is Holiness?
"What then is true practical holiness? ....
a. Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture.
b. A holy man will endeavour to shun every known sin, and to keep every known commandment.
c. A holy man will strive to be like our Lord Jesus Christ.
d. A holy man will follow after meekness, longsuffering, gentleness, patience, kind tempers, government of his tongue. He will bear much, forbear much, overlook much and be slow to talk of standing on his rights.
e. A holy man will follow after temperance and self-denial. He will labour to mortify the desires of his body, to crucify his flesh with his affections and lusts, to curb his passions, to restrain his carnal inclinations, lest at any time they break loose.
f. A holy man will follow after charity and brotherly kindness. He will endeavour to observe the golden rule of doing as he would have men do to him and speaking as he would have men speak to him.
g. A holy man will follow after a spirit of mercy and benevolence towards others.
h. A holy man will follow after purity of heart.
i. A holy man will follow after the fear of God.
j. A holy man will follow after humility.
k. A holy man will follow after faithfulness in all the duties and relations in life.
l. Last, but not least, a holy man will follow after spiritual-mindedness. He will endeavour to set his affections entirely on things above, and to hold things on earth with a very loose hand."
(Holiness its nature, hindrances, difficulties, and roots by J.C. Ryle pp 34-37)