Is God just Love? or is he Holy too?
I think many of us perceive God as a Loving God, almost as an Unconditionally Loving God....
Yes God is Love...
But something we have Forgotten about...is that God is HOLY !!!
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come- Revelation 4:8
When we go to heaven, we won't be crying "Loving Loving Loving is our Lord God Almighty, who loves me today and tomorrow and yesterday and every other day"
well I got an eye-opener and a half for you....
have you read this verse:
You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil;with you the wicked cannot dwell.
The arrogant cannot stand in your presence;you hate all who do wrong.
- Psalm 5:4-5
So could God be a God of Unconditional Love?
what does that mean?
To Love beyond all Conditions....
it says in Psalm 5:5
"You HATE ALL WHO DO WRONG"
that may be tough to hear, but instead of taking it as tough, take it as convicting, remember that God doesn't want to Hate us, but because he is so HOLY HOLY HOLY he cannot stand within the presence of sin and of those who follow after lawlessness
So You've Read that Verse? What About this One?
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven
- Matthew 7:21
What do you suppose that verse means?
Exactly what it says....however sad it may be, we have to remember that if God is Holy, he must also be Loving....Loving toward the righteous, not the sinful,
God is a Holy and Loving God....but in order for us to grasp who he truly is....we must not see his Love as such a thing where we can do anything and live in rebellion, for he is a Holy God....and he cannot stand it when we sin....
and we can't view him as a Holy God with no Love, because then we feel that he is distant...when in truth, he's only as distant as we allow him to be...
He knows everything about us:- Psalm 139
but in order for us to Both Know Each other, we must get rid of our sins, by get rid of them I mean forsake them....and never look back....
We will always be tempted to go back, but it's important that we never do go back.......and when we're deep enough with him, even when we're tempted, we won't want to go back....his Holiness and Lovingness all put together will be more than we could have ever imagined before we knew him.......
God is Love:
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him- 1 John 3:1
You want God to Know You, and his Love fall down upon you....then read this verse, and remember it, and meditate upon it throughout the day:
But the man who LOVES God is KNOWN by God- 1 Corinthians 8:3
Love God, that is how he can know us....
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us- 1 John 4:12
and as a result of loving God, our Love will come to others, because we Love God and because of following after his righteousness commandments and acknowledging him as a HOLY HOLY HOLY GOD....and Living Knowing that he is a HOLY HOLY HOLY GOD....
Remember God is Love, but Don't Forget.....
HOLY HOLY HOLY IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY- Revelation 4:8
We can never be perfect enough to be Holy enough to be with him, for all have sinned- Romans 3:23
but because of Christ's death on the Cross, the wages and price of sin is paid, for all that believe and follow after righteousness
- Romans 6:23- Romans 10:9- John 14:23
God Bless You All,
Forever In Christ <>< Michael
The LORD detests the way of the wickedbut he loves those who pursue righteousness
- Proverbs 15:9
Don't forget those words.....
God Detests the Way of the Wicked
But he LOVES those who Pursue RIGHTEOUSNESS
so go now....and live in Righteousness, following the Example of Jesus Christ