Holiness

Holiness
HO’LINESS, n. [from holy.] The state of being holy; purity or integrity of moral character; freedom from sin; sanctity. Applied to the Supreme Being, holiness denotes perfect purity or integrity of moral character, one of his essential attributes.

Who is like thee, glorious in holiness? Ex.15.

1. Applied to human beings, holiness is purity of heart or dispositions; sanctified affections; piety; moral goodness, but not perfect.

We see piety and holiness ridiculed as morose singularities.

2. Sacredness; the state of any thing hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; applied to churches or temples.

3. That which is separated to the service of God.

Israel was holiness unto the Lord. Jer.2.

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One thought on “Holiness

  1. Margaret says:

    Liz,

    It’s amazing how God makes us holy in Jesus Christ….. Such holiness is hard to comprehend when we see our stumblings, but it is a wonderful spiritual truth — all because of God’s love for us…. We need to remember that and live according to God’s love.

    Margaret

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