'holiness' Tagged Posts

'holiness' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’” vs. 5 Isaiah 6:5-8 Isaiah had caught a glimpse of God’s holiness, and became deeply aware of his own sin and inadequacy. And not only that, his eyes were opened to the fallen condition of his own people. Whatever he’d been trying to…

Daily Devotions

And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.’” vs. 3 Isaiah 6: 1-4 Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday in many congregations, and if in-person worship now includes singing, there’s a good chance one of the hymns will be some variation of “Holy, Holy, Holy.” It’s an old standard for many and includes lyrics from the seraph, one of the six-winged creatures from Isaiah’s temple vision.…

Daily Devotions: July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019  For full passage click: Colossians 1:15-20 …“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created…all things have been created through him and for him.” vss. 15-16a, c These words from Colossians remind us of the prologue to the gospel of John. They paint a picture of the Christ that challenges our imagination in its breadth and mystery. Here we are reminded…

Daily Devotions: December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018 To read full passage click: Hebrews 10:7-10 …“And it is by God’s will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” vs. 10 There aren’t many people who even care that much about the arguments put forward by the writer of Hebrews. From their perspective, all this talk about sanctification and sacrifice is speculative and boring and has little to do with life in the 21st century. And…

Daily Devotions: December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 To read full passage click:  Philippians 1:9-11 …“And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless,” vss. 9-10 Contrary to what we might expect, the road to holiness does not consist of daily obedience to the revealed commandments of God. Paul rejects that kind of rigid legalism…

Daily Devotions: December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018 To read full passage click: Luke 1:68-75 …“the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.” vss. 73-75 Zechariah saw the birth of his son, John, as the fulfillment of the Lord’s promise to Abraham. It was a sign that Israel had not been forgotten, that God was finally acting…

Daily Devotions: May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 Isaiah 6:1-5…“And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’” vs. 5 Isaiah’s vision of heaven was overwhelming, and at the center of it all was the Lord sitting on a throne with six-winged seraphs singing praises. The ground shook at their voices, the whole temple was filled with…