God’s Awesome Holiness

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God’s Awesome Holiness

God's Awesome Holiness

What is Holiness?

Holiness is the state or quality of being holy, so we need to explore what the word holy means!

Holy means whole, entire or perfect, in a moral sense, or pure in heart, or free from sin and sinful affections. Applied to the Supreme Being, holy signifies perfectly pure, immaculate and complete in moral character, which in my opinion the word holy can only properly be applied to God Himself and no one else.

Why is God’s holiness called awesome?

Awesome means to inspire awe, which means fear mingled with admiration or reverence or reverential fear or that which fills with profound reverence.

What are we supposed to be in reverence towards? God, of course, and only God.

God's Awesome Holiness

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy… Rev 15:4

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God's Awesome Holiness

 

… Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve . Matt 4:10

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The angelic beings around the throne of God continually call Him holy, never stopping!!

God's Awesome Holiness

 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Rev 4:8

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God's Awesome Holiness

Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.  Isa 6:3

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Worship God with me in praise of His awesome holiness!!

Check out some of my other blog posts on the topic of the holiness and awesomeness of God:

God is Holy

God is Awesome

Christian Quotes on Holiness Part 1

Christian Quotes on Holiness Part 2

 

For further study on the holiness of God check out this book by A. W. Tozer: The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life

 and this book by R. C. Sproul: The Holiness of God

and this book by Francis Frangipane:Holiness, Truth, and the Presence of God: A Penetrating Study of the Human Heart and How God Prepares It for His Glory

 I would love to know if this post inspired you in any way. Please leave a comment in the comment section below.

Definitions of words in part taken from Noah Webster’s dictionary, 1828 edition.

(c) 2013 Cheryl Cope
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  1. As I read your post and listened to one of the songs (the first video in the line up didn’t work for me), I kept thinking of the song “I stand amazed at the presence of Jesus the Nazarene…” God’s holiness is indeed awesome! Blessings, Amy

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