“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’” (Revelation 4:8b)
Say the above scripture a few times and you will be joining the creatures in heaven that are around the throne of God, worshiping Him day and night without ceasing. The word ‘holy’ refers to something or someone who is sacred, pure, blameless, or consecrated. I think of adjectives like perfect and flawless, but God is so much more than that. He is greater than anyone or anything we could ever describe, imagine, or fathom! No wonder the creatures repeat “Holy, holy, holy…”
If God is holy, what are we? Since the fall of Adam and Eve, all of mankind has chosen to sin, that is, do wrong and break the law. We are not holy; we are sinners. Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. The result of our sin is explained in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…” That’s what we sinners deserve, a punishment of death. We are not worthy to be with a holy God in His holy heaven.
“‘There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no rock like our God.’” (1 Samuel 2:2)
If only God is holy, what does that mean for us? How can we ever have a relationship with Him and eventually join Him in His amazing new heaven and earth? The good news is “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) And “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 – the entire verse)
So, even though our sin separates us from God, God loved us so much that He made a way for us to come to Him. In tomorrow’s reading, you will find God’s plan of salvation for us sinners.
Today’s Truth: God is holy, but He made a way for us to come to Him.
~ by Arrow © 2016