The Holiness of God
The Holiness of God speaks of His moral excellence, not that this attribute is higher than the other attributes but it serves also as a wrapper of all the other attributes, for instance, The love of God is Holy. It is this attribute that is raised into the third degree of emphasis, for example in the book of Isaiah chapter 6 we find this: “Isa 6:3Â And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. “
God is absolutely Holy and righteous, He is not like any other for He alone is pure, Holy and good. The Holiness of God not only speaks of moral perfection but tells us of His distinction from everything else, God is nothing like His creation in everything “For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? Psa_89:6Â “Â “Isa_46:5Â To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? “
Holiness also speaks about separation or setting apart, by this we understand that God is set apart from all creation; itï¿½s a great wonder that God dwells within sinful humanity but He Himself is never polluted with sin. He hates sin absolutely and sin affronts His Holiness.
Paul washer writes: “many heresies that attacked the early church either came by those who rejected the Trinity or from those who tried to explain it, once a person starts to say God is likeï¿½ in attempt to explain the trinity he has already blasphemed, there is none like unto God and you cannot compare Him with anything.”
When Moses asked God who he should tell the people sent him, God replied to Moses by saying “ Exo_3:14Â And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” There was no one whom God could point out as His likeness but Himself. “Psa_86:8Â Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. “(Isa_46:9, 1Chronicles_17:20)
Soli Deo Gloria