Understanding and capturing the holiness of God is often beyond our grasp, making it challenging to describe. Knowing God is eternal and has dominion over everything is essential to our understanding of his holiness. God is holy. He was never created, but is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. God’s holiness means that he is separate from sin and there is no trace of evil in his character. The prophet Isaiah tells us “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3, ESV). God’s holiness displays all his glory, majesty, and power.

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“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17).

Discuss

How is God’s holiness “separate” and sinless?

He is perfect in goodness, purity, and righteousness. “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5).

Where do we see God’s holiness?

In his creation. “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. (Revelation 4:11).

How can we learn more of God’s holiness?

God reveals himself in his written word, the Holy Bible and through it we can learn who he is. “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” (Proverbs 30:5).

Pray

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that your truth and holiness is revealed in your written Word. You are a holy God and, only you, are worthy of our praise and worship. Because of your holiness evil cannot enter heaven, assuring us of an eternal sanctuary with you. I rejoice and give thanks that you are mighty, powerful, and faithful. To you I give all the glory.

In the Name of Jesus Christ,

Amen

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