WHAT IS GOD LIKE?

#4 HOLY

The Bible frequently uses the word 'holy' to describe God. This word is often understood to refer only to God's moral purity. It certainly includes the goodness and perfection of God, but it encompasses far more.

To say that God is 'holy' is to say that he is totally set-apart from everything else. Totally unique. He is one-of-a-kind. He is totally other. He himself asks the question: 'To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?' (Isaiah 40:25). There is nothing, no-one, of the same kind to which or to whom God can be likened or compared.

Incomparable. Unparalleled. Nothing is like him. No one is like him. Beside him all else falls away into insignificance. He alone is uncreated and uncaused. He alone is absolute and self-existent. Everything and everyone else is dependent and relative.

To know this unique one-of-a-kind God is to know oneself as totally dependent on him [Read Isaiah 40:12-31].

To know this unique, one-of-a-kind God is to know oneself as totally unworthy of his love and acceptance [read Isaiah 6:1-8].

To know this unique, one-of-a-kind God is to cease from searching for the meaning and purpose of life, for in knowing him the ultimate questions are either answered or cease to be relevant questions [read Job 38:1-42:6].

To know this unique, one-of-a-kind God is to know that one needs no longer to wonder which 'god' is valid or real, for here, in this holy, set-apart God one has at last found  the one who alone is God, and who alone is Saviour [read Isaiah 45:18-24].