Holy means set apart for God,
But for the most technical, the definitions can be found in some dictionaries are:
When something is important and deserves respect
State or quality of life and character saint
The maximum of importance or inviobilidad
All these deficiniciones can make a very good figure as it should be God in my life and leads to questions:
Is God something be extensive and deserves respect or is a subject that is being discussed in meetings with colloquial and even on absurd names?
Would you accept me to make fun of my wife or my children?? The question then is why do I agree that jokes about God? being that is truly important and deserves respect.
Give unto the Lord the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
My life has a quality of life sacred? Is it GOD maximum importance or sanctity?
Consider an underground bunker at a military base, it sounds impossible to penetrate, can not even get to see him from afar before a guard comes and tells us we have to leave the place, sounds like an important place right?
Is God so important to me? Shelter my heart "that way in everything related to God?
The name of God should be like a bunker and our hearts too!
A heart apart to God and is protected by perimeter security, if someone gets through the first circle of the other security will prevent the attacker from reaching the heart.
However there are times when it seems that God was devalued as a currency of any third world country, lost quality, relevance lost, lost purchasing power!
This devalued in our hearts, this devalued in our standards, this devalued the importance we place and the respect you have.
Both media have bombarded us with the garbage that we offer or the philosophies that we teach that we have swallowed all the trends that we send through movies, fashion, toys etc and we can not question anything ...
They can put a devil in a movie and if looks "sweet" we buy shirts, people line up from one day before to have a Ipad but can not cover 10 minutes reading the Bible.
Our young people have sex without thinking if that offends God but within it are aware that something is not right.
The parents are on holiday or working, and our children are alone seeing any poison on television or the neighbor.
The pulpits are too busy entertaining people or offering added prosperity and agreed that reason there are churches.
And the last thing holy seems or appears to be outdated.
The Bible says (Queen - Valera) with respect to the holiness of God:
Who is like You, oh Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Holiness is a quality intricate God, His creation, His miracles and plans established for humanity since its creation are simply wonderful!
34 My covenant,
Or moving out what has gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness,
I will not lie to David.
36 His seed shall endure forever,
And his throne as the sun before me.
It is so perfect and valuable than God can swear by it.
2 Sion Lord shall send the rod of thy power;
Dominates in the midst of your enemies.
3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power,
In the beauty of holiness.
From the womb of the morning
Thou hast the dew of your youth.
4 Lord has sworn and will not repent
You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.
His Holiness is something beautiful in which should delight us, and that holiness should be something to look forward.
For thus saith the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and revive the heart of the contrite.
It is interesting to see how the word does not say I live in palaces or height and height and beauty, says high and holy, the 100 features could be used more to describe the sky, but instead he uses Holy
God deserves glory and honor, he invites us to bow down to him but in holiness and tells us to fear his presence, but invites us to that holy fear, the awe, as we face the creator of the world, king of universe, unique, wonderful and powerful!
1 Chronicles 16:29
28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations,
Give the Lord glory and power.
29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering and come before him;
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
30 Fear before him, all the earth;
The world will be stable, not moved.
Sing unto the Lord, ye his saints, and at the remembrance of his holiness.
God invites us to celebrate the memory of his holiness, but I wonder now how can we celebrate something we do not remember? How do we celebrate something we do not talk? Who remembers? Who knows? longs Who?
Thus saith the LORD: I will return to Zion and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain.
GOD this is a place where holiness is intricately linked to its essence, as our mind is where our body.
Just as important as the Bible says about our holiness:
We have a Pope that comes to accept Christ into our lives because we are made holy by the blood of Jesus, but is expected to increase holiness gradually gained in our Christian walk.
25 Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it,
26 to sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word
27 to present it to himself a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.
Initially we have been made through Jesus wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption as Corinthians says:
1 Corinthians 1:30
29 so that no one should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, justification, sanctification and redemption;
31 that, as it is written: The one who boasts, boast in the Lord
We now have the option to participate in the holiness of God through obedience
9 Moreover, we have had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Why not much rather be the Father of spirits and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but for our purposes it is helpful to share in His holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
And God is clear and invites us to follow and also warns us that without holiness no one will see, and that is where holiness is activated progressively as we practice
in the same way that it is expected that our Christian walk will bear fruit.
"Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which, one will see the Lord"
If we decide to walk in holiness, we can afford to be clumsy, but God intelligent enough to not allow us to go astray, so we can see that achieving the devil has destroyed the sanctity of our lives and made us forget the holiness of God and thus drew us into perdition.
7 The parched ground shall become a pool, the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, in his lair, will be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 And there will be road and path, and be called the Way of Holiness unclean shall not pass him, but he himself will be with them, he who walks the road, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor beast shall go up for it, nor will there be found so ravenous.
But it's our choice which we live in holiness and that impica Descher including lying, abound in love, that we move away from fornication and sin.
23 and renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and put on the new self, created according to God in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
12 And the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do toward you:
13 so that may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 4:4
for the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication;
4 that each one of you know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;
5 not in passionate lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
God wants our holiness turning from sin
It is not given condoms how we can prevent disease or pregnancy.
Not tolerating sin in the congregation is how people will feel loved.
It is entertaining to those who do not know Christ as we get people closer to God constantly.
It is not tolerant as we will be light in our workplaces.
We will be able to accomplish everything through holy living!
God does not want spoilid, he wants Holiness.
So the next time we stand in witness of holiness and is defending the inviolability of the name of God or fighting temptations remember that God is more powerful to support and that sanctity should be our home.
4 Lord on high is mightier
The noise of many waters
Rather than the stout waves of the sea.
5 Thy testimonies are very sure
Holiness befits your house,
Oh Lord, for ever and ever.
In Jesus Christ