Does the word”Holy” frighten you? Or turn you away from anything “religious”? Read on to hear why Holiness is an attribute of God that can comfort you and guide you into His heart.
This blog is one in a journey of a Getting to Know God series. The names and attributes of God are adapted from a guide on the Navigators website called 30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God. Today’s blog corresponds with the twelfth entry in their guide, God is Holy.
Day 12 from The Navigators’ Guide says this; “God is Holy. God’s holiness is not simply a better version of the best we know. God is utterly and supremely untainted, His holiness stands apart – unique and incomprehensible.”
Our verses for the day are:
Revelation 4:8-11 (NIV)
Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:
“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”
Lest I get too comfortable with our Great God, this reminder of His ultimate holiness puts me in my place, not in a bad way but in a way that makes my heart soar. You may think me odd for that statement but please allow me to explain it.
I have given much homage and much of my heart, in my life, to people I thought were good people. Come to find out, many times over, not ONE of those people could “save” me. While they may have been basically good people, ahem, not ALL of them, but regardless of their goodness each and EVERY one of them made a lousy god.
The only God that can save me has already done so. He was able to do so BECAUSE He is HOLY. God without His holiness is not God and remembering that fact lets me know my salvation is true and taken care of forever and always.
That makes my heart soar because I no longer need to search for a god that can save me because it it finished. I don’t need to look for a worldy god to solve any of my problems, I merely need to focus on my Holy God and TRUST in His holiness and goodness.
I challenge you to some self examination. Who are you looking to for your saving? I assure WHO ever it is, if it is NOT God, you will not find your salvation in them. Turn your eyes to Jesus and put all your trust, cares and worries in His scarred hands. He WILL save in and, in fact, already has saved you.
Blessings and love,