It is our privilege to pray “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name” (Matthew 6:9)
One prophet had a glimpse into heaven and there the seraphim said: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts”. (Isaiah 6)
The Lord Jesus looked up into heaven and addressed God as “Holy Father” (John 17)
Peter the apostle quoted God as saying “You shall be holy for I am holy”. (1 Peter 1:16)
The final Revelation given through John the apostle repeatedly declares God as holy. I quote just one:
“You are just in sending this judgement O Holy One, who is and who always was. “ (Revelation 16:5)
In the presence on His Holiness, we ought to humbly cover our faces and our feet, and say ‘woe is me for I am unclean!’
But this is the God who has established an alter. To those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ the scriptures are written:-
“By the will of God we have been sanctified ( made holy) through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews10.10)
How great is our God, to include us, the unworthy, in His holy purposes!
How great is our God, that He will purge the earth of all evil.
Well might we sing:
‘Holy, holy ,holy, Lord God almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name,
In earth, and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy merciful and mighty!
God in three persons,