During the past couple of weeks I've been trying to find time to help edit Caleb's newest book. My biggest problem with editing is that I get so caught up in the content of what I'm reading that I gloss right over errors. Once again I'm getting hooked on the content and just couldn't resist sharing this excerpt with you.
Quoted from "Is God Calling Me to Missions?" by Caleb Suko--- Our problem with holiness is that we often see it as a stringent list of rules, a stuffy, tight collar, joyless type of living. Our problem with how we view holiness is that we look for it in the lives of people instead of in God’s character.
A.W. Tozer wonderfully describes God’s holiness this way:
“God’s holiness is not simply the best we know infinitely bettered. We know nothing like the divine holiness. It stands apart, unique, unapproachable, incomprehensible and unattainable. The natural man is blind to it. He may fear God’s power and admire His wisdom, but His holiness he cannot even imagine...
Holy is the way God is. To be holy He does not conform to a standard. He is that standard. He is absolutely holy with an infinite, incomprehensible fullness of purity that is incapable of being other than it is. Because He is holy, His attributes are holy; that is, whatever we think of as belonging to God must be thought of as holy. God is holy and He has made holiness the moral condition necessary to the health of His universe.”
May these be challenging thoughts for all of us as we begin a brand new year!