Wednesday, January 10, 2007


“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15-16)

This scripture was today's scripture from Bible Gateway, and it has had me asking myself today, what does it mean to be holy? When I think of holiness, I think of God's perfection and think of Job where God is so powerful that he can not be looked upon without a light that blinds the eyes and causes one to look away. I don't believe that means that God is a force that will zap a person like a laser beam, but that God is so perfect that looking at him would cause one to humbly look away from his all seeing eyes in shame. This shame would come from a realization that we are all guilty of watering down his truth, watering down his word as spoken in the Holy Bible that puts forth what is demanded of his children. There are no caveats in the Holy Bible other than we shall be forgiven for our sins if we accept the Lord Jesus Christ, but and this is a big but that does not give us a blank check to violate as many of God's laws with full knowledge that we are sinning and doing wrong. If one takes Noah's tribute to the Lord seriously and realizes that only eight people from his family survived the rains that flooded the earth for forty days and wiped out all those living in those days. The Lord was not happy with the sinners of the day, and he was not happy with the sexual fornication taking place that involved homosexual behavior. So why do people think that the Lord has changed his mind about such sexual perversions that are not at all holy? There are actually people that believe that man has evolved to a more perfect and intellectual being, and that laws that are holy in the bible are too archaic to follow in this new age generation. So, I suppose my conclusion at the end of this day concerning holiness is that holy can be defined as the opposite of the society that we have today. We have became everything that holy is not. God bless this nation, and God bless those fighting to keep our United States safe.

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