He is the God who is Holy

Scriptures for you to look up:

  • 1 Samuel 2:2
  • Isaiah 6:1-13
  • 2 Corinthians 7:1
  • I Peter 1:15-16

“... and one called out to another and said, ‘holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.  The whole earth is full of His glory.” Isaiah 6:3

Here we are, back in the same passage in Isaiah!  I love how this one passage teaches us so much about God, and in turn, so much about ourselves.  I love how this passage challenges me to really see my sin fully when I look on Him fully.  Seeing Him should always lead me to repentance.  

He is the God who is holy.  He is set apart, pure, clean.  He is perfection.  Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8 both echo the same thing, day and night, forever and ever, angels surround His throne and call out “holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.”  THEY NEVER CEASE.  For all of eternity His throne will be surrounded and He will be praised for His holiness.

As I’ve learned more about studying scripture, I’ve learned that anything that is repeated is important.  In this case, God is called “holy” three times.  No other attribute is repeated in this way.  His holiness is important!

I love that each of His attributes calls us to respond.  We cannot learn more about who He is without responding.  All throughout the New Testament we see the call to be holy as God is holy. We are to be set apart, different from the world because that’s what the holiness of God compels us to.  It’s my prayer that learning about each of these attributes will draw me closer to Jesus and repentant over sin.  His character calls us to respond. 

Response:

Ask the Lord to reveal areas of your life that are not set apart for Him.  Surrender your life, your hobbies, and your desires at His feet.  He is worthy of our surrender!

Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, the day got away from me!  Tomorrow, we’ll be looking at two different attributes:  He is unchanging and He is loving!