Holiness – of God

Holy defined- specially recognized or declared sacred

  • God is the source of holiness
  • Separate and distinct- Exodus 15:11; 1Sam 2:2
  • God hates sin  Ps 5:4; because it separates us from Him. Isaiah 59:2


  1. He cannot overlook our sin.  Habakkuk 1:13; Rom 3:23
  2. He cannot tempt us to sin James 1:13, 1Cor 10:13
  3. When we sin, we sin against God Gen 39:9, 2 Sam 12:13
  4. He imparts righteousness to us through His holiness 2Cor 5:21
  5. He gives us the potential, power, and provision for us to live holy lives Rom 6:12, Titus 2:11-14


Holiness – for us

Holy – saintly, godly, devout


Positional  (what God does for us)- we are holy because God is holy  and happens when we are saved.  2Cor 5:21, Heb 10:10-14

Practical – (what the Sprit does within us)

  • Holiness is not an option Heb 12:14
  • Holiness is required for intimate fellowship with God Psalm 15:1-5
  • Holiness is required for our own well being.  Heb12:6 Holiness
  • Holiness is necessary to serve God 2Tim 2:19-21

Perfected holiness – when we are fully glorified  1John 3:2; Phil 3:20-21

Our Response

Psalm 99:9; Rev 15:4

Bring glory to His name:

  • Through worship
  • Through a spiritually disciplined life – walk in the Spirit Gal 5:16-18
  • Through service
  • Through a love of His Word
  • Through a strong dislike of sin