Daily Bread 2/22/2023


    Daily Bread – February 22, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Exodus 28:2 – And you shall make holy garments for Aaron, your brother, for glory and for beauty. Holiness – The Primary Theme Of The Bible The primary theme of the Bible is the Holiness of God. The Hebrew word for holiness occurs more than 800 times in the Old Testament and its Greek counterpart 302 times in the New Testament. The meaning of holiness is derived from God and describes His nature. It is God Who is majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders (Exodus 15:11). How is the Holiness of God expressed? The Holy God shows Himself Holy by His righteousness (Isaiah 5:16). Holiness is the description of God’s purity and truth (Habakkuk 1:13; Psalms 5:4). Holiness describes the highest moral standard in existence because it describes God’s morality. When the angels behold the splendor and glory of God’s purity and truth they cry, “Holy, Holy, Holy!” (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8). Holiness does not exist apart from God, for He alone is Holy. But the One Whose Name is Holy, Who sits in the high and lofty place and Who inhabits eternity extends the opportunity for mankind to come and dwell with Him and partake of His Holiness (Isaiah 57:15). John Wesley wrote, “When God is termed Holy, it denotes that excellence which is altogether peculiar to Himself; and the glory flowing from all His attributes conjoined, shining forth from all His works, and darkening all things beside itself”  Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen