Holiness is seemingly a lost art. It is a lost art not only in the world, but it is increasingly more and more rare even among believers. As the world has become more and more evil the church, while still staying apart from it, can allow itself to also be drawn away from God’s perfect holy standard. Holiness is surely in short order. We exalt ourselves or our countries or our stuff or our sports teams. All of this can lead us to a lack of holiness in our own lives.
‘Worship at God’s holy hill, for the Lord our God is holy.’
We need to be careful that we never get used to our personal or family or our corporate worship. We must never let it get old or mundane. We much always remember who we are worshipping. We worship a holy God. We worship a God who is holy in His nature, holy in His person, and wholly separate from sin.
God’s holiness should have an impact on us. “Be ye holy as I am holy’ God says. We already are made holy in Christ, but even though that is true we are to be striving after holiness in our daily lives.
As we approach God’s holy hill in worship we do so holy is Christ. However let us strive not just to approach Him in our positional holiness. Let us strive to approach in a practical, every day holiness that is reflected in our thoughts and words and actions and attitudes.