Do We Know What “Holy” Means?

We live in a casual, familiar world. Our work attire is “business casual.” Outside of work, jeans, T-shirts and flip-flops are the norm. Dining is casual, often on the run. We are concerned with living comfortably. We sometimes fail to show respect for authority. Even our worship can take on this casual tone, if we aren’t careful.

Sometimes we approach God casually. I think I do – because it’s not possible to completely comprehend God. Rather than embrace the mystery that is God, we tend to “humanize” Him. We want to understand our Lord as we understand ourselves. This is to take away His Deity.

Exodus 15:11

Who among the gods is like you, Lord?
Who is like you— majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory, working wonders?

God is Holy. We are not. We can’t know what true holiness is because we can never be holy, apart from the work of Jesus at the cross. True worship accepts that we can’t comprehend this significant attribute of God. So we must come to God with child-like awe, constantly amazed at the majesty and holiness of our Creator. Consider all that God is, all of His attributes, as you come to Him in worship.

Walk in His Light,


8 thoughts on “Do We Know What “Holy” Means?

  1. Beautiful! I always think of holy as majestic reverence, but it really means set apart or separate. Because of Jesus the Holy Spirit dwells in us, the presence of God is with us…that separates us from the world. We are to walk in the Holy Spirit…like you say above… walk in His Light. Thank you for this blessing this morning.

  2. I realize that God accepts us as we are, and that Christ’s sacrifice tore open the veil. However, in Scripture, when one encounters the living God, they fall prostrate before Him. It seems that our trend of being so casual in worship has somehow diminished that sense of awe of His presence. I am as guilty as the rest.

  3. This is such a beautiful post…
    And yes, we are child of GOD. GOD is Holy, we are not , but being HIS child, HIS messenger on earth we are supposed to respect HIS HOLINESS by our good deeds & pure thoughts..


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