In the first 5 posts of Machaira, we have looked at 5 texts regarding the importance of Scripture. Last week we began to examine some passages addressing God, beginning with his Name – Yahweh, and His unity (Deuteronomy 6).
Many are the attributes and qualities of God; they are called perfections. Throughout Scripture, they are given to present to us a clearer picture of the Divine. One such picture is painted for us in the first several verses of Isaiah 6. Isaiah is allowed to see the throne room of God, the Heavenly Temple replete with God upon His throne and the train of His robe filling the Temple. The seraphim, flying flaming angelic acolytes profess the holiness of God.
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.”
Isaiah comprehends quickly the magnitude of separation between the holiness of the Lord, and his own depravity. He utters what he believes to be his fate… “Woe is me, for I am ruined!”
Holy: to be pure, righteous, or sacred. Only God holds such status – we can only be holy in the righteousness of Christ.
In the murky world in which we live, it is easy to lose touch with the concept of “holy.” It is good to reflect upon the purity, righteousness, and holiness of God, the One who is able to extend to us… redemption through Christ. It is good this God of infinite holiness is our mercy.
[The intent of this category, Machaira, on TheShepherdsPen is to focus on particular key verses, for doctrinal understanding, and for those who desire, memorization.]