And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Could there be better news than this, and worse news, all at the same time? God is holy. What difference does that make? Everything.
David Wells says that “the holiness of God is the very cornerstone of Christian faith, for it is the foundation of reality…Knowing that God is holy is therefore the key to knowing life as it truly is, knowing Christ as he truly is, knowing why he came, and knowing how life will end. (NO PLACE FOR TRUTH)
What happens when we lose sight of the holiness of God? Wells continues:
Divorced from the holiness of God, sin is merely self-defeating behavior or a breach in etiquette……
Divorced from the holiness of God, grace is merely empty rhetoric, pious window dressing for the modern technique by which sinners work out their own salvation…..
Divorced from the holiness of God, our gospel becomes indistinguishable from any of a host of alternative self-help doctrines…..
Divorced from the holiness of God, our public morality is reduced to little more than an accumulation of trade-offs between competing private interests…..
Divorced from the holiness of God, our worship becomes mere entertainment….
But what happens when we encounter a holy God, like Isaiah did? Come this Sunday and find out. Pastor Anthony Kidd of Community of Faith Bible Church in South Gate will be preaching on the Holiness of God. Here is how to pray. Like Isaiah, may the Lord visit us with a trajectory-altering encounter with Him.
If you would like to hear some of Pastor Kidd’s preaching, here is a link to his sermons.