Friday, August 30, 2013

Attributes of God- Holiness

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What a word.  What awe and reverence it holds.  The Lord is Holy.  The Bible is called The Holy Bible.  We have the Holy Spirit.  It's an amazing word.
Thinking about the Holiness of the Lord.  He Is Holy!!!!  He can not sin.  He can not be in the presence of sin. He is pure and holy.  I always go back to the Israelites in the Old Testament and think of Moses and the Lord speaking at the burning bush.  Moses taking off his sandles because of the Lords presence and even the ground he was standing on was holy.  WOW!  Thinking of the priest being able to go in and have that face to face meeting with the Lord ONCE A YEAR (I can't imagine) and going throught he purification process all the way down to the clothing.  I think of all those things and so glad that I live on this side of the cross at the same time, I take this so for granted and can be so lazy when it comes to His Holiness.  He is perfect.  He is sinless.  He is Holy!  He is set apart.  We are to be set apart.  We are to be holy because he is holy.  What thoughts! 
Let's take a peak at Websters for a minute. 
The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence.
The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness.

We realize that He is holy!  He ask that of us, for us to be holy.  Set apart is one of my favorite definitions for Holiness.  Christ was set apart for us.  We are to be set apart, consecrated to Him and to his worship.  Are you set apart? Are you behaving like you are holy, set apart?  Let's see some scripture! 

  • Exodus 3:5-6 — Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground." Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father-the God of Abraham the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
  • 1 Samuel 2:2 — "No one is holy like the Lord."
  • Psalm 99:2-3 — The Lord is great in Zion, and He is high above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name-He is holy.
  • Isaiah 6:3 — "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!"
  • Revelation 4:8 — "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"
  •  I am sure you already know that I just LOVE these verses.  Such power in them.  There is nothing more that I want to be at the throne and singing "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!


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