A stunning view, wild circumstance, or wonderful experience might be considered once in a lifetime. It is somehow beyond compare, with nothing quite like it.
I’ve had snapshots like that, and I truly believe they come about because the Creator Himself is supreme—above all and without equal. All good gifts come from Him, for there is none like Him.
Among His countless qualities, Scripture frequently emphasizes His holiness.
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” – Isaiah 6:3
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” – Revelation 4:8
“Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth!” – Psalm 96:9
No man nor “god” could ever even remotely approach the measure of His glory and the magnitude of His righteousness. God is perfectly pure, just, and beautiful.
“There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides You; there is no rock like our God.” – 1 Samuel 2:2
“Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”
– Exodus 15:11
How then, can woeful man have an eternal relationship with Almighty God, save for the reconciliation accomplished through Jesus Christ His Son?
“Man is humbled, and each one is brought low, and the eyes of the haughty are brought low. But the Lord of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows Himself holy in righteousness.” – Isaiah 5:15-16
“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: 'I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.'” – Isaiah 57:15
God sheds His holiness upon believers through the saving sacrifice of Christ on the cross. Previously unapproachable, God through Christ permits access to His presence and ownership of His holiness.
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:14-16
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
So when I feel as unholy as it gets, trembling before a completely holy God, I remember Christ … whose holiness, by the work of the Spirit, is alive in me and will one day be complete, to the praise of His glorious grace.


Authored by Abby Bennett on May 09, 2024.