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`THERE IS NONE LIKE GOD… SO HOLY AND SO PURE Holiness is being set apart from anything impure in order to be completely given over to what God says is pure. When you apply this meaning to God, His holiness points to what 1 John 1:5 says: “there is absolutely no darkness at all.” James tells us that “God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself doesn’t tempt anyone.” (James 1:13). Habakkuk 1:13 adds that God’s eyes “are too pure to look on evil, and [He] cannot tolerate wrong doing.” Here’s the first strand of meaning in the Bible about the holiness of God: He is not like anything or anyone we can come up with. He is above us, He is beyond us, He is so different and so rare that no one in the Bible, regardless of how devout or learned, failed to crumble in fear and humility and repentance when they caught a glimpse of this Holy God. When God met with Habakkuk the prophet, he described saying: “I heard, and I trembled within; my lips quivered at the sound. Rottenness entered my bones; I trembled where I stood . . . ” (Hab. 3:16) He was shattered by what he saw. When we see Him as He is, it traumatises us because we immediately see ourselves for who we really are. In a word, God is perfect, without sin, flawless. The SPIRIT of GOD is called HOLY SPIRIT. He isn’t called Mercy Spirit, Faith Spirit or grace Spirit but he is called THE ‘HOLY’ SPIRIT and that’s his identity. HOLY SPIRIT will pour holiness of Jesus into our lives, to transform us into his likeness. Oh… we need the encounter of his holiness in our lives and then we would say, ‘who is like unto GOD’ Psalms 35:10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee,… May the Lord grant you a glimpse of his holiness and may you desire his holiness.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, (Ephesians 2:4) Paul here writes about the riches of GOD’s mercy. how did Paul learn that GOD’s mercy is rich ? Psalmist says, Psalms 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. Our soul need to experience GOD and it needs to travel the depths of God’s goodness. Soul need to pertain the things of GOD and tuned to know God and God alone. In the process, our dead lives will be quickened as per the promise of life which is in CHRIST JESUS – Our Lord. Paul had been through such experiences in his travel which is into the depths of God’s goodness. Oh.. It will be sweet and it will reveal the great love of God. In the story of rich man and beggar Lazarus, the rich man cried for mercy in the hell. But oh.. he sought for mercy where mercy is seized for eternity. we should understand that all the mercy of God came upon mankind through Christ Jesus. The rich man was buried when he died and the beggar Lazarus was been carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. Let your life not be buried but let it travel(be carried) the depth’s of God’s goodness to know Jesus more and more. JESUS CHRIST himself is the mercy of God in our lives and may your life learn and be filled with more & more of the mercy of God. Travel in the depths of his mercy. Our God is rich in Mercy !!
Firstly, Lay your Gold(self) in the dust, consider world as a dung. Here’s my first reason that your supreme happiness in God is your highest obligation — and that your delight in God is your greatest duty. When Jesus was asked, “Which is the great commandment in the Law?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment” (Matthew 22:35–38). The great and first commandment is that we love God. And the essence of loving God is that we delight in God, that we enjoy God, that we find God to be our all-satisfying treasure — our gold. “If you lay gold in the dust . . . the Almighty will be your gold. . . . Then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.” Loving God is not first working for God. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). He did not say loving me is keeping my commandments. He said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Love is first. Commandment-keeping follows. Doing is fruit. Loving is root. This is probably why Jesus put the heart first in this highest duty: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart.” The heart is not the organ of performance. It’s the organ of preference. It’s not the organ of doing for God. It’s the organ of delighting in God. Therefore, the great and first commandment is: Delight yourself in the Lord! Enjoy this Person above all persons. Treasure him above all treasures. Lay your gold in the dust. Treasure the Almighty as your gold. Then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.