May 2, 2019

Behold, Our God! 4 

By: Larry Shaffer

Nate and Ryker chillin’ in Maui.

Behold, Our God! 4 

Great is Your Holiness 

  • God’s holiness is His defining attribute. All others characteristics flow from His holiness. 
  • The holiness of God is not to be conceived of as one attribute among others. It is rather a general term representing the conception of God’s consummate perfection and total glory. It is His infinite moral perfection crowning His infinite intelligence and power. Charles Hodge 
  • Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord Almighty. Revelation 4:8
  • I saw the Lord, sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple…Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory. Isaiah 6:1-3 
  • For thus says the High and Exalted One who lives forever, My name is holy. Isaiah 57:15 
  • He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning the wisdom. Psalms 111:9,10 
  • Lord, we have a name for You and it is Holy, Holy, Holy. You are so much more than a few attributes. How can You be loving and merciful and just and righteous at the same time? Because You are holy. How can You be separate and unique from us and far above us yet be close and intimate at the same time? Because You are holy. You are not pigeon-holed or placed in a box so that we can feel like we understand You or can explain You. No, You are Holy, Holy, Holy. There is none like You! Amen! 

Great is the Infinity of God (Self-existing, without origin) 

  • And He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 
  • Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measurePsalms 147:5 
  • I AM THAT I AM – Jehovah is the Covenant name of God meaning ‘self-existing’. 
  • Father, our limited-ness causes it to be difficult for us to understand Your Limitless-ness! Nevertheless, we know and believe by faith that You are beyond us, before us, behind us and above us. Yes, our eternity is coming ahead of us but Your eternity has always been. Our minds of human reason strive to measure and conceive all things so that we feel a sense of control. But You are beyond measure. Our ability to grasp Your infinitely is like standing under a refreshing water fall. We are drenched completely but so much more of You flows over us and around us that we can’t even begin to hold on to. There is none other Who is Infinite like You. You stand alone and exist before all as the self-existing, eternal God and creator of all. Praise be to You forever and ever. Amen!