Psalm 86:2 - Are Christians Holy?

Psa.86:2; Are Christians Holy?

Psa 86:2 (KJV)  Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, 
save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 

Psa 86:2 (NIV)  Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are 
my God; save your servant who trusts in you. 

Psa 86:2 (TEV)  Save me from death, because I am loyal to you; 
save me, for I am your servant and I trust in you.  

I am holy--better, "devoted" (NIV), meaning that the psalmist is 
faithful or loyal to his relationship with God (Pss. 4:3; 85:8). 
[Jamieson, Fausset, And Brown Commentary] 

One of several Hebrew words for God's people, referring to them 
as people who are or should be devoted to God and faithful to him. 

"Thou art my God, to whom I have devoted myself, and on whom I 
depend, and I am thy servant (v. 2), in subjection to thee, (Matthew 
Henry's Commentary) 

The Holy Spirit is the agent of holiness for the church and its 
leaders (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 5:32; 13:2-4). He keeps the church pure (Acts 
5:1-11). He promotes holiness in its members (1 Cor. 6:19; 1 Thess. 4:7). 
Christians are called to holy living (1 Cor. 1:2; 3:17). They are saints 
who lead godly, righteous lives. Being sanctified, or made holy, is 
a work of the Holy Spirit on the basis of Christ's atonement that 
calls for obedient submission from those who have been saved. 
Christians are holy because of their calling in Christ, because of His 
atonement for their sins, and because of the continual ministrations of 
the Holy Spirit. They are holy inasmuch as they receive and submit 
to these saving and sanctifying agents. John D. W. Watts [Holman's 
Bible Dictionary] 

He is holy: When a person has accepted Christ into their lives 
and is following the leading of the Holy Spirit he is holy because 
he is the temple of the Holy Spirit and living for Christ and God's 
glory. [Gibbs] 

He is holy: A devotion and dependence upon God that manifests 
His character to those about us in the things we do. [Gibbs] 

He does not say this in pride and vain glory, but with humble 
thankfulness to God. (Matthew Henry's Commentary) 

Those that are holy must nevertheless not trust in themselves, 
nor in their own righteousness, but only in God and his grace. Those 
that trust in God may expect salvation from him. (Matthew Henry's 

Psa 86:2 (CWB)  Please keep my heart for you, for I can't, even 
though I am devoted to you.  Save me, Lord, your servant who trusts 

Psalm 86 teaches us what's important about the person who prays. 
He or she is to *come empty, as one who is poor and needy; *come 
committed, as one who is devoted to God; *come confidently, as one who 
trusts in God; *come, calling constantly. When this kind of person 
lifts up his or her soul to the Lord, God hears. [Victor Bible 
Reader's Companion]