Footprints No. 223

  • August 10, 2020

But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15-16 NKJV)

God is the only one who is holy. He is different from those who other religions call their gods. The Most High God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He has no beginning and no end. Isaiah of the Old Testament saw God in a dream in His awesome majesty where the angels shout in praise “Holy, holy, holy!” Isaiah saw himself a sinner as compared to God who is holy. The same scene was seen by Apostle John of the New Testament, where the angels declare God as “Holy, holy, holy.” These prove that the Most High God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Holiness means separated from the others. So God is so holy, not one can be compared to Him. Holiness is His inherent at – tribute which cannot be shared by anyone as inherent in their character, just like God’s omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, etc. We should be holy as God is holy. It means that we are separated from the others, from the world. All things which are to be used by God are holy, consecrated or dedicated for God. We are already washed from our sins. We have been forgiven. In the eyes of God, we are holy for He made us holy. We have to totally submit ourselves to God. Holiness and godliness must come together. Godliness is living a life pleasing to God. It is a devoted life of servitude towards God. This we should all pursue: to live holy and godly!

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