Daily Bread - May 15, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 07:24
Leviticus 19:2 - Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel,
and say unto them, "You shall be holy; for I, the LORD your God, am Holy."

The Holiness of God - Part 2

The words used to express holiness in the Hebrew language speak of God's
completeness and self-existence. They speak to His consecration to
everything right, just, and good. His absolute supreme and eternal
existence that is far above all things, and His complete separateness from
everything profane and impure, are all denoted by the Hebrew adjective,
'qādôš' (holy), and the noun, 'qōdeš' (holiness). The verb, qādaš,
which also refers to us being made holy, describes that which belongs to
the sphere of the sacred.

Everything in all of the universe was holy until a rebellion was led
against God. In this rebellion, every evil thing was born. God would not
tolerate the injustice and evil of iniquity. His holiness hates and detests
sin and iniquity; and He will not allow it to be in any part of His
Creation. He had given all of His Creation the capacity to continue in the
beauty of holiness and to do what was right; but some refused, and God
judged their sin and them. God, as the Righteous Judge, condemned those who
refused to walk in His ways. If He would have had any other response, He
would not be Holy. God is entirely good, and wholly without evil. If He did
not judge sin and iniquity, He would no longer be Holy. In fact, it is His
judgment against sin which establishes that He is Holy (Leviticus 10:3;
Revelation 15:3-4)

God created Adam in the midst of His holiness and in a Garden of every good
thing. Adam only had one requirement, and that was to learn to obey God
through one simple restriction. When Adam choose to be part of the
rebellion against God, he lost fellowship with God. When Adam was thrust
out of the Garden, God began to make known His unwillingness to have
anything to do with those who choose iniquity. Over the course of time, God
made known His judgments against everything evil, but it was not until the
days of Moses when He began to reveal more specifics about His holiness.
God had not dwelt among men from the time Adam was thrust out of the
Garden. He had only visited with men like Enoch and Abraham. Yet, when God
had prepared a family who He would dwell among, He began to reveal His

Be holy, as He is Holy! (1 Peter 1:13-16)
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