Day One: Holy, holy, holy

Isaiah 6:3 (NIV)
And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

“’Holy, holy, holy’ is not just repetition; it is emphasis. It isn’t one + one + one; it’s perfection x perfection x perfection. The holiness of God distinguishes him absolutely… His holiness is simply his God-ness in all his attributes, works, and ways. And he is not just holy; he is ‘holy, holy, holy,’ each word boosting the force of the previous one exponentially.” [Raymond Ortlund, Jr., Isaiah, 77]

There’s an association between the Lord’s holiness and glory. God’s glory fills this whole earth and his holiness ensures such; or, his holiness is about his glory. As much as God’s holiness is this exponentially infinite perfection that illuminates any unholiness that separates us from him, God’s holiness also reveals his glory and purpose in the world. This glory is found in our Lord Jesus Christ who has removed that very separation by his holy sacrifice. Today, take time to repeatedly pray and declare Isaiah 6:3 above.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are the Holy One. The whole earth is full of your glory. Open my eyes as I fix my gaze on you. I lay my thoughts and my heart before you and ask that your glory and purpose would be revealed. It’s in your name I pray, amen.

Let’s worship to “Holy, Holy, Holy” (click here) by Audrey Assad.

-JH

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