God Is Holy

Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? It doesn't work too well, does it? Neither can there be a mixture of God and evil. God is holy. He is pure. He is completely separated from evil. It is this holiness that made Him turn away from His dying Son. Jesus hung on the cross dying for our sin, but God didn't see His precious Son. All He could see was the repulsiveness of our evil nature. He had to turn away. His holiness would not allow Him to look at such wickedness. He desires for us to become holy, separated from sin and even repulsed by it.

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. - I Peter 1:13-16

In order for us to obtain holiness, we must watch everything we say, think, and do. Obviously, we won't be free from the presence of sin until we reach Heaven, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to keep it out of our lives. I know we won't be free from mosquitoes until summer is over, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stand outside unprotected at sunset and invite them to use my body as a buffet. That would be ridiculous. I hate mosquitoes, so I try to avoid them. We should treat sin the same way. After all, isn't our goal in life to become more like Him?

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