Saturday, February 18, 2012

What is God Like? Isaiah 6:1-3.

God Loves You
Can we know what God is like? We may guess by what we see around us or what we feel inside, but what can we really know? What if your guess about God wrong?

"In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying and they were calling to one another; "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty the whole earth is full of his glory." 
Isaiah 6; 1-3, NIV.

A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
The prophet had a vision of God and the angels surrounding him. Those angels were singing a song, which said "Holy, holy, holy."  The angles who observed God's acts for eternal ages would have witnessed his love, forgiveness, righteousness, justice, creativeness, power, and more- yet though they could have sung about more appealing character traits they sing of His holiness.

DEFINE HOLY:
Can We Know What God Is Like
"Holy" means more than we discuss here. It says someone or something is separated from everything else. Here, this tells us that God is so different from anything that we can think of that we will never comprehend him without his revelation. Holy also means clean, pure, uncontaminated, sinless, righteous, beautiful, and more.

THRICE HOLY:
The angels say "holy" three times. (To some this implies the trinity; a holy for the father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The threefold statement of holy is clear; it is the one thing you can know for sure. If they said holy only once it would be a trivial factoid, or twice it would suggest duality like the other gods of the day, four times it would suggest a square like completeness; but the three times is more powerful, there is no mistake that God is holy.  The triplet of Holy raises his holiness to the supreme. If you know only one thing about God it is that he is holy; everything God is and does is founded in his holiness. His love is holy, his power is holy, his wisdom is holy, etc.

HOLINESS SOLVES THE ULTIMATE PROBLEM:
His holiness is so significant that it separates God from everything else; therefore you can't compare him to anything else.  This creates a barrier, for how can sinful people know The Thrice Holy God? He could not allow our Sinfulness to contaminate his holiness. But a holy God would solve this problem, so since we can't reach up to him he came down to us in the person of his Son, Jesus, who while still being holy lived a perfect life and gave his life to perfectly pay for our sins therefore becoming the way to God, and the resurrection proves the sufficiency of Jesus to be the way to the Father.

To know more about coming to God through Jesus follow this link: Salvation.

(c)Adron Dozat

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