The Beauty of Holiness
“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” 1 Chronicles 16:29
A fresh covering of snow, the purple cast of a mountain view, the observing of the northern lights, the pinkish hue of an evening sky, and the white sand of a Florida beach are all dubbed as something beautiful to behold. We use the word beautiful on anything that catches our eyes, or that causes us to stop and pause a moment to take in the splendor of the object. We declare our spouses, cars, boats, homes and pictures to be beautiful. Though we may not realize it or think to name it in our list of beautiful things, Holiness like many other things is attractive and beautiful to us.
Holiness is defined as something that is pure, sacred, and divine. We are moved by the innocence and purity of a child. We are awe struck at things that are sacred, and find breathtaking that which is considered divine. Holiness, though many times unnoticed, is considered beautiful.
Just as we find holiness beautiful and attractive, so does God. Because His main attribute is that of Holiness, His eye seeks after that beautiful sight. As believers, we are to present ourselves to our God in the magnificence of Holiness. Worship Him, not in the ugliness of sin or in the plainness of compromise, but in the splendor of righteousness. Come before Him pure and sacred, bearing His divine nature purchased by His own Son. Let us live to make Him stop and pause at our beauty of His Holiness in us!