Holiness is God’s Crown

“God is often called in Scripture by such names as the Holy One, or the Holy One of Israel.  Holy, according to Stephen Charnock, is used more often as a prefix to His name than any other attribute.  Holiness is God’s crown.  Imagine for a moment that God possessed omnipotence (infinite power), omniscience (perfect and complete knowledge), and omnipresence (everywhere present), but without perfect holiness.  Such a one would no longer be described as God.  Holiness is the perfection of all His other attributes:  His power is holy power, His mercy is holy mercy, His wisdom is holy wisdom.  It is His holiness more than any other attribute that makes Him worthy of our praise.” – – Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness (p. 29)


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