As Christians, we all have our own walks with the Lord. He will show more of Himself to each of us, as we draw closer to Him in prayer, the study of the Word of God, and submission. One of the most important things we all need to learn is that the Lord is holy. Everything about Him is holy. The sooner we come as close as we can to learning what the meaning of holiness is, the better our journey with Christ will be.
The holiness of the Lord equates to Him hating sin. He can not stand to look at sin. Hearing this, you may say, “Then how can I ever live up to His standards?” Well, none of us can. That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus to die on the cross for each of us. He took the punishment we all deserved to satisfy the wrath of the Father forever. When one comes to this knowledge, then believes in the power of the cross and confesses with his mouth that Jesus is Lord, that individual is brought into right relationship with God.
So many people are scared or hesitant to commit to a relationship with God through Christ because of what He may require of them. The Lord has the best plan for your life. He created each of us for a specific purpose. He will take you one step at a time, and you will never have to do anything He wants you to do alone. As believers in Christ, we have His power to go with us through life to live out our purpose here on earth.
Here, I want to share several scriptures that talk of the holiness of God and how the Lord wants us to walk in holiness.
Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? – Exodus 15:11
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. – 1 Chronicles 16:29
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. – Psalm 29:2
Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days. – Psalm 93:5
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. – Psalm 96:9
When they see among them their children, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. – Isaiah 29:23
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. – Isaiah 35:8
I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes. – Ezekial 36:23
And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’ – Ezekial 38:23
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. – Hebrews 12:14
and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 1:4
I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. – Romans 6:19
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. – Romans 6:22
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. – 1 Corinthians 1:30
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1
They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. – Hebrews 12:10
They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. – Hebrews 12:14
These are just a few scriptures I found that pertain to holiness. I hope and pray that this gives you some direction and insight as to how the Lord is holy. I pray that you take your relationship with the Lord to the next step and continue your study of the Lord’s holiness. If you have a relationship with Him, you will be learning His love and holiness for eternity. That’s exciting to know, right? Let’s start now!
All scriptures listed here are from the New International Version of the Holy Bible