Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Verse of the Day
“We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
— John 6:69 —
Hello friends —
Today we unwrap another name for Jesus, “Holy One of God.” Have you you ever been around someone famous, royalty or presidential? Most people get nervous when meeting someone that has been elevated in popularity whether by name or position. I have had the opportunity to meet a few people of celebrity and I remember being “star-struck” and a bit nervous, mostly excited. But thinking about being face to face with the “Holy One of God” I can’t imagine, Isaiah writes this:
“And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” Now the house of David was told, “Aram has allied itself with Ephraim ”; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.” Isaiah 6:3-5,7:2 —
“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” —1 Samuel 2:2
We are made holy only through the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross. Jesus paid the debt of sin for all people. Before Jesus came, the only person who could enter the “Holy of Holies” was the high priest. The high priest could only enter after a painstaking process to purify himself from any sin, known or unknown. (Exodus 19:21-22), further reading on the process of entering the Holy of Holies can be found by clicking this link: Leviticus 16:1-34 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Leviticus%2016:1-34&version=NIV
No one could have done what Jesus did, no one else in the entire history of humanity is holy, except for Jesus. He is morally perfect. He has never sinned. He has never tempted anyone else to sin. The writer of Hebrews refers to Jesus as “holy, innocent, unstained and separated from sinners. (Hebrews 7:26).
We do not need to fear. Jesus’ holiness does not threaten those who love him. In fact, it is His holiness that gives us hope. Jesus is able to clothe us in divine righteousness, this is not even possible on our own.
You and I, brothers and sisters have been made clean through the sacrifice of Jesus. Jesus, he knew no sin, became sin so we might become the righteousness of God, even as we grow in this holiness day by day through the power of the Holy Spirit.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” —2 Corinthians 5:21
Each time we confess our sins, known and unknown, we grow a little more into His holy likeness. Today, let us take time to meditate and confess any accumulated sins to Jesus. Thank Jesus for His faithfulness in forgiving and cleansing from all our sinful deeds, words and actions. Rejoice in the holiness Jesus confers to us, walking humbly in His holiness today and always.
Jesus, you are indeed the Holy One of God! You are present to all who seek you. Lord, help us to see goodness today, give us patience as we may encounter annoyances and or problems. Help us to pause before speaking, texting, calling or emailing. Help us to extend the same mercy and forgiveness you give to us. You Lord Jesus are the Holy One of God, we pray in you name, Amen.
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Leviticus 9:1-10:20 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Leviticus%209:1-10:20&version=NIV
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.