Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Attributes Of God- He Is Holy

The second instalment of my couplet series, "The Attributes Of God" takes a look at the fact that God is Holy.

The holiness of God is a defining part of His character and it's a term used in the Bible to describe both His goodness and His power. God's holiness radiates out from Him like heat does from the sun and is completely unique. It's also so pure and powerful that it can actually be overwhelming and dangerous to approach.

We read in Scripture about the inner section of the Israelite Temple called the Holy of Holies where God Himself resided. The priests who worked within the Temple had to take great measures before entering this inner room, to keep themselves pure both morally and ritually speaking. Endless sacrifices had to be made in order for the priests to be able to enter the Holy of Holies and come into the close proximity of God's holiness.

These sacrifices were of course a picture and a foreshadow of the ultimate sacrifice to come, the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the Cross to pay for the sins of the world. Now, thanks to the blood of Christ we can all be washed clean, come before our Holy, loving God and receive forgiveness for our sins!

Our wonderful Saviour is God's holiness in human flesh and through Him we can be purified in the sight of God. Anyone who accepts Jesus as their Saviour is made clean, old things have passed away and all things have become new!

God's holiness is a powerful force that must be treated with reverence and respect. At the same time however, God's holiness is a gift, able to heal the broken and cleanse the impure. What an incredible and awesome God we serve!
The Attributes Of God-He Is Holy.

"Our God above is Holy, He’s revered and set apart,
He’s divine and He is sacred and the Lover of my heart!"

Revelation 4:8
"The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

'Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!'”