GOD IS HOLY
Holiness is one of the characteristics or natures of God. Holiness means pure, perfect, or without sin. No matter how powerful God is, He is bound to His holy character. He will never commit sin or compromise to sin because of His holy nature. It is like a fish that cannot live or walk on land. Its natural habitat is in the water. In the same manner, God cannot sin because it is not part of his nature. In other words, everything God is or does is Holy. When Adam and Eve rebelled or sin against God, God had to lead them out of His presence because God cannot allow or tolerate sin in His presence even though He loved them so much. Even to this day, no one can come to the presence of God without being holy.
All the commandments that God gave to His people in the Old Testament are the reflection of his holiness. God demanded His people to live according to His holy character so that the rest of the world would know that He was holy. When it was time for God to save us from our sin, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sin because He was the only one who could meet His holy standard. Satan tried to tempt Jesus to sin against God, but he failed because Jesus couldn't sin. It was through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ that made us holy and acceptable to God.
God's holiness gives us confidence that God will remain faithful and true. He will never lie or become corrupt. We have the assurance that no matter what happens in this world, our God will remain holy. Someday, we will see and experience the holy presence of God in heaven. In Revelation 4:6, it says, "And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.'” As we wait for that day, the Spirit of God is working and changing our lives. As we submit our lives to God, we are bearing the fruit of the Spirit, which is also the reflection of God's holy character.
Ask yourself these questions: What do I think about the Holy nature of God? How does the Holy character of God affect my life? How should I respond to the Holy character of God?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I praise you that you are Holy. I am thankful for making me holy through your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you that I am forever secure in you. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.