Friday, July 25, 2014

Dear John

Yesterday my son John sent me a note on Facebook, asking me to present him with some scriptures describing the character of God.  I was honored and humbled by the request—honored that he would think I'd know, and humbled because I fall so very far short of such wisdom.  Knowing God is the diligent pursuit of a lifetime, and here I am collecting baseball jerseys.  Nevertheless, I will try to provide an answer, because my heavenly Father would want me to.  Understand that these thoughts are just the jumping-off point, not the very depths.

God is holy. 

"I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.  Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.  And one cried to another and said: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!'" (Isaiah 6:1b-3 NKJV).  The scene in Heaven shows the angels constantly singing out to each other, "God is holy!"  This warrants much thought; the holiness of God has been largely forgotten by this generation in this land, which has found it much more comfortable to believe that God is love, while ignoring the majesty of His holiness.  With that said …