Six Thing We Must Understand
Isaiah 6:3, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”
Last week, we began looking at what it really means to be a Christian. There is so much confusion in our evangelical culture today about what exactly it means to be a follower of Christ. This week, being Resurrection Week, that question gets even more muddled as millions of people who have not darkened a church door since probably Christmas, will get up Sunday morning and attend church. All the while believing that they are Christians.
In order to answer this question, there are six things that you need to understand. We covered the first understanding last week: God is Sovereign. Today, let’s look at the second one: God Is Holy. God is absolutely and perfectly holy. Isaiah 6:3 says, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lords of hosts.” Since God is holy this means that He cannot commit a sin or approve of any sort of evil. James 1:13 says, “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” Because God is holy, He also requires holiness of us as well. 1 Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Too often today we have created a god in our image. We have created a god that is like us, he makes mistakes, he sins, he laughs at unholy and unrighteous things. But that god is not the God of the Bible. Let me encourage you as we begin Resurrection Week to focus today on the holiness of God.