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A Holy God – is that boring?

 

Majestic golden sunsetThis doesn’t sound boring:

“Who among the gods is like You, O Lord? Who is like You – majestic in Holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders.” Exodus 15:11

That’s exciting that God is like that. So what is holiness?

God is holy, He is absolutely pure, and without any blemishes.
He is set apart from humanity, because He is sinless, absolutely clean.
He consists of pure light, and there is no darkness in Him.
There is no hint of darkness.
There is no-one like Him, He is totally holy. And therefore we are to treat Him as such.
We are to give Him honour and respect. God said:

“You are to be holy to Me because I, the Lord, am HOLY, and I have set you apart from the nations to be My own.” (Leviticus 20:26)

If we believe in, and follow Jesus Christ, He expects us also to be holy. To be set apart from the people round about us. We cannot do this.
We need to rely upon Jesus Christ to make us acceptable to God.
We cannot make ourselves holy.
But as soon as we turn to God to be saved, God accepts us, then the Bible tells us:

“Make every effort .. to be holy. Without holiness no-one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)

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