What is Holiness?
God is absolutely holy. But what does this mean? The Bible says:
“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8).
The holiness of God is His chief attribute. It regulates all other attributes: love, justice, mercy, etc.
Holiness contains two main ideas:
- Separateness – God is unique. There is none like Him. He is completely separate from creation; He is not a part of it.
- Sinlessness – God is completely without sin. He is perfect; nothing else is perfect.
What God’s holiness means to us:
- He cannot do wrong.
- He cannot do what is harmful.
- He cannot change.
Why God’s holiness matters:
- His word is right and can be trusted which gives us a solid foundation.
- His will is certain and cannot be altered which provides a sure future.
- His plan and purpose for us cannot be anything but good which helps strengthen faith.
- Holiness must be the regulating factor in our lives which will give us a steady focus.
“We praise You, Father, for Your holiness. May we ever live in awe of You. Give us this day the things we need to glorify You, we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.”