Most of us have heard the term holiness in our lives. Holiness is one of the big words we use in church to describe God. It is also the term used to describe the Church and the life we are called to live.
However, I most want to focus on God’s holiness. What prompts this is the idea that we often separate God’s holiness from the other aspects we attribute to Him.
For example, God’s love and His holiness. We act as though these are two separate things. As though His love is void and separate from His holiness. Surely this can’t be. Holiness simply means “set apart.” So what if we looked at the attributes of God through His holiness.
God’s love is holy, because it is set apart. It is different that the love of the world or even the love of you and me. It is perfect. We are called to this type of love. A love that is holy and separate from the world.
What about His mercy? His mercy is holy. It is different from the mercy of the world.
His justice? It is holy. It is set apart from the justice of the world.
My point is that we while we may try, in discussing a particular attribute used to describe God, separate them, in reality we cannot divorce one of God’s attributes from another. God’s holiness is connected to His love is connected to His mercy is connected to His justice and so on and so on.
Truth be told, it’s the same with us. We don’t love enough or have enough mercy or show justice? Perhaps we aren’t set apart the way we should be.
How is your (or my) holiness going these days?
Holiness > Morality. Morality aims at outward behavior. Holiness aims at God.
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John Piper says the United States of America compares the Christ’s church as a speck of dust does to the sun. How many church members in America believe that?
The Pharisees were lovers of money in Luke 16:14. The love of money is the root of all evil. What does that say about Pharisees? Or lovers of money?
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Would you like to have a great death? Then live a great life!!!
How would Planned Parenthood have counseled Mary?
Did you have any random thoughts in December?