The Greatness of God: Part 4
God is Holy, Holy, Holy
This month has been such a blessing to me in so many ways. So much travel, time with family, and learning about God and his greatness. I have been able to discover new, beautiful areas of the country, the sensitive soul of my son, new coffees and the total love of a Holy God.
We have looked at the omnipresence, and omnipotence of God and have read a story of how God has worked his greatness out in the life of a hurting man. So, it is only fitting that we finish with the greatest attribute of God, his Holiness. Attributes of God are anything that is absolutely true about him. We, in know way, are able to begin to even count the attributes of our Great God, they are infinite. So, to write about God’s greatness leaves us just knowing the smallest bit about him, but also knowing how amazing he is and how much he loves us.
I love knowing that because God is omnipresent, he is always with us. This fills my soul because I know and can share with others, that no matter what we might be going through, God will always be right by our side. Knowing that He is omnipotent and knows absolutely everything before it happens helps me to know that he is always watching, always close to my heart, always planning things for me, always making a way.
God wants us to know him like this. He wants us to know him intimately more than anything else. It really is what we should be striving for in our lives. John 17:3 says, “This is eternal life that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent”.
Jeremiah 9:24 tells us,
But the one who boasts should boast in this:
that he understands and knows me
that I am the Lord, showing faithful love,
justice, and righteousness on the earth,
for I delight in these things.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
This is the only way we will escape death. This is the only way we will make it to eternity to live in His presence. We must know God!
The title of this blog is, "God is Holy, Holy, Holy!" Holy, this is His name. This is how we are to address Him if we are to know him completely. And knowing this name not only helps us to know His greatness, but also gives us the right direction in how we must live in order to know him and be with him in eternity.
What an amazing name to have. My parents named me Susan after my aunt and great-grandmother. My son was named Patrick Brian after a friend and my brother. But God’s name is simply HOLY! The picture of this is so incredible. I see, brightness, beautiful color, amazing sounds, brilliant scenery, all that is God. Scripture tells us His name in several places. Psalm 111:9 states, His name is holy and awe-inspiring. Job calls Him the Holy One, in Job 6:9. In Revelation 4:8 the creatures cried, day and night, Holy, Holy, Holy. His name is above all names and he desires that we are holy as well.
For us to truly understand the great holiness of our God, is important for us to take a look at our own sin. If we absolutely want to be in His presence forever, we need to take a good look at ourselves and compare it to God’s holiness. In doing this, we can truly see how God wants us to walk and how he desires for us to live in order to be holy like himself. If we, without a doubt, want to be a follower of the One True God, we must see his holiness in our sin.
God is the great standard of holiness. He shows it in everything he does, plans, in every place he is and goes. In his omnipotence and omnipresence. He shares it all in his word and makes it very easy for us to see what his expectations are. He despises sin. He cast the angels out to their own place because of sin. Those who are in sin cannot live with Him in his holiness because Holiness is who he is. So, if we are in sin and chose to remain in sin, we will never be able to live with Him in his holiness. Ever!
Psalm ll:7 says, “For the LORD is righteous; he loves righteous deeds. The upright will see his face.” When we become upright, is when we will get so see His face. But, how is it even possible that we may even become one iota closer to being holy when we continue, and will continue, and continue again, to sin, which He despises?
The Good News, of course!! Jesus Christ! To be in God’s presence, in his universe, you must become holy in Jesus Christ. We must begin to recognize our sin and then turn to the only One who can take our sin to the Father and ask for forgiveness. We must begin to walk holy in love, repentance, and in true love with Jesus Christ. God made us holy when he sent his son to hang on the cross for us. God made us holy in Christ’s pain and death. God loved us so much that he was willing to send this God/Man to be here with us, to take away our pain and our death and give us the holy life God wants from us in order to live with him in eternity. God already knows our sins. He saw it all before it happened. He allowed it to happen. He never celebrated the sin, but he knew the wrong attitude, the sour expression, the orneriness, gossip, the lies, and knew what you would do even before you did, yet he still loved us. Because of all this true love we can call him Holy.
Even though he is holy and hates sin, it is so amazing that he knows me and loves me. He desires to know me. His holiness is his act of love for me and all he asks in return is for us to know him through Jesus Christ.
This is your chance. Give your life to Christ. Live with the Great God of the universe in eternity by loving Christ and living for him each day. If you are not interested in living in Christ by simply knowing that you are completely forgiven each and every time you sin and have the ability to live in paradise for eternity, I am sorry for your soul. This opportunity is something that should never be passed up and is offered to you at any time you are ready. Find someone who knows Christ to help you with this process. Find a church who would love to show you Christ. Or, simply, ask Him right now in the quiet of your home, or in the coffee shop, or on your hike through the mountains, he will hear you. Ask Him to come into your heart and know you for eternity. Ask Him to forgive your sins so that you, too, can live in eternity. If you already know Him, take a good look at your sins and compare them to His holiness. Isaiah was undone when he looked upon God, because his sin was so bad and God’s holiness shown so brightly. Compare yourself to God and see where you need to work in your life to be closer to God. He already loves you because you love him, but looking closely at yourself and desiring to change will delight Him.
I’m in a little shop drinking regular coffee with steamed milk, and glorifying in the Lord’s holiness. It is everywhere, and praise God it is in my life and all around me. I am ready to see His holiness and the great Glory of God when it is time. I am ready right now to compare my sin to His holiness and begin to choose a life of holiness because He loves me so much. Are you ready, too?