Holiness of God

Holiness of God

The single trait of God that is most highly adored in heaven is holiness. Those who are in His close presence notice this energizing feature of His divine nature above all others.

Not only does all of the creation attest to God's immense might, but it also attests to His complete independence from all created things. Like God, there is incomparably more power than is expressed in all of His works. Holiness is the most sparkling jewel of His crown. —WATSON, THOMAS

The "god" who the vast majority of professing Christians "love" is portrayed as a kindly old guy who, although not fond of stupidity, leniently winks at the "indiscretions" of youth. But, because God is sacred, we must approach Him with the utmost reverence.

God's power is self-existent and self-sustaining, just like Himself. Even the mightiest of men cannot give the Omnipotent One even a sliver of additional power. He is the great originator and source of all power (C.H. Spurgeon).

His entire being is summed up in one single quality. In reality, holiness encompasses everything that God is. As a result, holiness is at the heart of all of God's redemptive plans. God is distinct from everyone and everything else He has created because He is holy.

Everything about God distinguishes Him from man. This holy God is separated from sinful humans by an immeasurable gap.

The splendor of God's holiness is breathtaking. It is awe-inspiring for us to consider the majesty of His regal persona. We are overwhelmed when we see God in His holiness.

God's holiness renders Him awe-inspiring to those who gaze upon Him. "For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God" (Deut. 10:17).

His words are flawless and free of errors. His actions are always perfect and can never be bettered. His conclusions are always correct. He never makes a mistake in his decision. Therefore, God is immeasurably and incredibly pure in every way.

Christ made those for whom He died holy so that He might present them faultless before God. "God is Light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5).

The holiness of God is the standard that every believer must pursue. "Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy" (19:2; cf. 20:26).

God calls His people to live distinctly from the world's sin-filled lifestyles. The perfect, holy character is the foundation of holy living. As a result, the quest for personal holiness is one of the defining characteristics of every true believer. He is the Holiness in and of Himself. He is the All-Holy, the Holy One; He is holiness itself, beyond the grasp of mind, beyond the expression of words, beyond all praise. Reference books: A. W. Pink - The Attributes of God  Steven J Lawson - Show Me Your Glory A. W.Tozer - The Attributes of God Stephen Charnock - The Existence and Attributes of God


Scriptures

WHo is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness? (Exodus 15:11) 

Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. (Job 15:15) 

Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? (Job 25:5-6) 

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. (Psalm 22:3) 

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10) 

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. (Isaiah 6:3) 

"God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him" (Psa 89:7).

"Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at His footstool; He is holy" (Psa 99:5). 

"Lo, these are parts of His ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of His power who can understand?" (Job 26:14).

"Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, the whole earth is full of His  glory" (Isa. 6:3). 

"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come" (Rev. 4:8)

"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness?" (Ex. 15:11). 

"You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel" (Ps. 22:3). 

"The LORD reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake! The LORD is great in Zion, and He is exalted above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name; holy is He" (Ps. 99:1–3). 

"O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!" (Ps. 8:1).

"The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength; indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. . . . Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore" (Ps. 93:1, 5). 

"the train of His robe filling the temple" (Isa. 6:1). 

God "dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see" (1 Tim. 6:16). 

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor. 5:21). 

In Proverbs 9:10 it says, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." "Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:16).

"Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, the whole earth is full of His \sglory" (Isa. 6:3).

"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come" (Rev. 4:8).

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