Where does a discussion of the holiness of God lead us? It leads us to celebrate his grace.
Because of his grace, we know that our Lord is holy.
Because of his grace, we're accepted and not rejected by him.
Because of his grace, we're comforted by his holy rule.
Because of his grace, we become aware of the gravity of the sin that infects all of us.
Because of his grace, we run to God for help and not away from him in fear.
Because of his grace, God appointed his perfect Son to be the perfect sacrifice for imperfect people.
Because of his grace operating within us, we experience both the conviction of sin and a desire to live holy lives.
Because of his grace, we have been invited to live in God's holy presence forever and ever.
The holiness of God decimates our autonomy and self-sufficiency and drives us to the Savior, who alone is able, by his life and death, to unite unholy people to a holy God.
God reveals his holiness to us not as a warning that we should run from him in eternal terror, but as a welcome to us to run to him, where weak and failing sinners always find grace that lasts forever.
May you celebrate God’s grace and rejoice in God’s holy presence this very day.