How would you describe God? Do you picture God like the old man in the sky rocking away in a chair? Is God like Zeus throwing lightning bolts? Would you describe God as a flying spaghetti monster?
In the video, Nat said that God is the Spirit Creator of the universe. God is triune and personal. The Bible tells us that God is also loving, merciful, graceful, everywhere, and all-knowing.
One more biblical aspect of God is His holiness. Hannah, the mother of Samuel, prayed this: “My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies because I rejoice in your salvation. 2 There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. 3 Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”
God is holy. This means perfect and set apart. As Hannah said, there is no one in or outside the universe who is like God. He is perfect in who He is and in all He does. There is no being that could be greater than God.
Holy means that God doesn’t make mistakes. All He created was good. All He declares is good. His judgment is always right. His plan is perfect. His governance over the universe always was, is, and will be perfect.
Reflect:Read 1 Peter 1:13-21. Based on this passage, how would you define holiness? Why does Peter say that we are to be holy? How does this motivate our own behavior?
Respond:How does God’s holiness challenge your own holiness at work? At home? At church? When alone?
We look forward to your comments and questions below!