Thursday, 29 December 2016

Speaking in holiness

God has spoken in His holiness:
“I will rejoice;
I will divide Shechem
And measure out the Valley of Succoth. – Psalm 60.6

The idea of true holiness is one of those words that I think is beyond what we can ever really comprehend. We have an idea about it’s meaning that gets us close. It is pure and clean and having no speck of evil. That is probably enough to give us the main idea.

Holiness though goes beyond that. At the root of the word is the idea of separation. Sometimes the word is translated sanctification. It addresses the notion that God is totally set apart from the world. That means He is separated from sin and wickedness and bias and prejudice. That means that His words are not spoken in self interest or pride or sin or selfishness.

When God speaks it is always in His holiness. Because His holiness is perfect He is the only one Who can speak from a position where He Is not influenced by anything but His own love and mercy and grace and righteousness.

That’s why the judgements of the Lord are always right and we can always trust them.

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