As a Chrisitan, one thing I know about God through the Scriptures is that He is a Holy God. God is Holy. He is so holy that sin cannot come near him. It was His holiness that made Him turn His face away from His Son when Jesus bore the sins of the world on the cross.
The apostle Peter tells us in 1Pet.1:15-16 "...but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy"
We know that God takes holiness seriously because Heb. 12:14 says "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:" The writer of Hebrews tell us that without holiness, no one shall see God.
But what does it mean to be holy? Can anyone really be holy? In the coming days or maybe weeks, we will be exploring this topic on holiness. This is one area where the Lord has been dealing with me about for some time now - the pursuit of holiness. It is my prayer that at the end of this topic, we would not only understand what holiness means, but be fired up to live holy as God has called us to.
God Bless you