Sunday, October 24, 2021


The word Holy means to be set apart or to be consencrated or dedicated. Its meaning in the Christian context is more precisely intended to mean set apart from the common or mundane or contaminated and set apart to cleanliness and perfection.

Frequently in the scripture, God ascribes the attribute of holiness to Himself to represent Himself as morally perfect and pure and clean and absolutely beyond reproach.

Isaiah juxtaposes two stances of our Lord regarding His holiness.

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

                                 - Isaiah 57  verse 15

Here, the prophet, speaking for the Lord says that God dwells in a lofty, exalted and holy place AND also with the contrite and lowly of spirit. 

The Lord sets Himself apart in His holiness but will descend from there to dwell with the contrite and lowly of spirit. 

As it says in Psalm 51 verse 17:

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

God will always maintain His Holiness but He has a high affinity for the contrite or repentant heart  and thus is impelled to come down from His Holy abode to be with the lowly.

Bless His  holy name.


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