Today’s Scripture

Isaiah 6:1-3

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”

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GOD IS - HOLY

March 25, 2019

We understand God through His attributes, or characteristics. The Bible goes to great lengths to not leave us in the dark as to who our Redeemer is regarding His character, and there are great books written about God and His attributes.

Holiness means God is without sin, and is separate from sin, and is incorrigible. The prophet Habakkuk said in Chapter 1:13 “You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness.”  Proverbs goes even further in Chapter 6: 16-19, instructing us that God hates sin:  “These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.”

God not only is without sin, and hates sin, He is against the sinner, as we see in 1 Peter 3:12: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”  So, what we learn from these scriptures is that God cannot delight in, accept, approve of, or ignore iniquity. At all. Ever.

Peter sums up our duty as Christians in this manner: 1 Peter 1:15-16: “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

 

Daily Meditation:

Do I speak or act out of love or self-promotion?

Prayer:

Lord, grant me the humility and the love for you and others, to see clearly the motivations for my words and actions. Give me the grace to repent when my selfish heart takes over, and I act out of self and not out of love for you. For you died on the cross for me.

Patrick

Fitzhenry

Patrick is a member of Pleasant Grove Reformed Church, a native Texan
and a father of three. As an author, when he is not writing, he works in the oil & gas industry.

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