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God is Holy

Hi All,

Some weeks you hear nothing from me, and other weeks (like today) you get thoughts within only a few days of each other! This one comes from today's devotional time. It's found in a book entitled "The Captivating Presence" by Albert Edward Day. Enjoy.

"When we say that God is holy, we are not naming an attribute among many others such as love and mercy and wisdom and power. We are attempting to designate something that applies to all his attibutes -- something that gives them an awesome dimension. We are saying he is the changeless One. His love never fluctuates; His mercy is inexhaustible; His wisdom cherishes all that is truly good; His power can always be trusted to act redemptively. The supreme wonder and unrivalled glory is that he is all that he is, unchangeably. In him there is no variableness, is the New Testament assurance. "I am the LORD, I do not change," says God through His prophet.

So we need not speculate what will be His response whenever we turn to Him, whether it be from an hour of victory or from a night of defeat; from an act of which we are proud, or from one of which we are heartily ashamed. Our heads may be held high or bent very low. We may come jubilantly to thank Him for what he has done or to barely utter a faint cry for help. It matters not who we are or where we are, a holy God is a God in whom there is nothing to adulterate or diminish or alter the transcendent qualities which our weakness or our sinfulness need. He is always God! Nothing is ever missing from Him...

Sometimes the best of us have days when our dearest friend must say, 'You are not yourself today.' That fact gives them a hard time and sends them away deprived of what they should have from us. BUT GOD IS ALWAYS GOD."

I pray his words might encourage you to go to Him even when your experience with people would suggest He will do what they have done - turn you away because you've messed up. I know we often think of Jesus words in reference to conversion, but they do apply across the board as well: "Whoever comes to me I will never turn away." (John 6:37)

Blessings on your day, Pastor Jeff

Christ Community Bible Church

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