14 aPursue peace with all men and 1bsanctification, without which no one will see the Lord;
141 With God, holiness is His holy nature; with us, holiness is our sanctification, our being separated unto God. (See note 23 in Rom. 1.) The implication here is that while we are pursuing peace with all men, we must pay attention to the matter of sanctification before God. Our pursuing of peace with all men must be balanced by our sanctification before God, our being separated unto God, without which no one will see the Lord and have fellowship with Him.