New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:14 holiness. “Holiness” is the same as “sanctification.” As far as our position and standing before God are concerned, we as believers have “peace with God” and are “sanctified in Christ Jesus” (Romans 5:1; I Corinthians 1:2). Without these (which means without salvation) we could never hope to see the Lord. We still need to diligently follow after peace and holiness in a practical sense, by His enabling grace, if we would see Him in faith, even now.