September 10, 2019

 

The Holiness Of God
Stephen Heleman

Each week we will start our study of who God is by saying this prayer, "God, I want to see you as you are, the real God." 

A Picture Of God's Holiness

In Isaiah 6:1-8 we are given an amazing picture of the holiness of God, why He is different and set apart from all else. There is nothing else in creation that is above Him. In verse 2 we see that even the seraphim were not worthy to look upon Him. He is the Holy God who can cleanse us and make us new, just as He did for Isaiah in verse 7. This encounter with God changed Isaiah and shows us how to respond to the holiness of God.

Look Up.  As we saw in Isaiah 6:3, the angels proclaim "...the whole earth is full of his glory!" If we look up, we can see God's holiness in creation, in how He is working in our lives, and in His word. If you're not seeing God's holiness, it's because you aren't looking! Don't be so busy and self-focused that you miss it. This week pray, "God, help me look up and see your holiness."

Look In. There is a battle within each of us; a battle between living a life that is centered on ourselves and what feels right to us, or living a life seeking to be who God created us to be. But, in 1 Peter 1:13-16, Peter reminds us that we choose what we fill our minds with, where we focus our time and attention, and what we desire and work for. We must choose to be different, as we strive to be holy. This week pray, "God, help me give my best to a holy life."

Look Out. In Isaiah 6:8, God says, "...and who will go for us?"  and in Matthew 28:18-20 we are told to go and make disciples. We need to tell as many people as we can about our Holy God who forgives our sins and adopts us into his family for eternity. This week pray, "God, help me to tell others about your holiness."

DEMONSTRATE God’s love

DECLARE the Good News

DISCIPLE near and far

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