Bible Verses: Holy

Published on Feb 18, 2023

To be holy is to be set apart, sacred, sanctified.

God is holy. God is perfect in all His ways in eternity past, present, and future. His perfection is revealed in three Persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit, who share equal divine attributes. No one is holy like God, and therefore He alone is worthy of our worship.

“Holy is the way God is. To be holy He does not conform to a standard. He is that standard. Because He is holy, all His attributes are holy; that is, whatever we think of as belonging to God must be thought of as holy. God has made holiness the moral condition necessary to the health of His universe.“ A. W. Tozer

God alone is holy in Himself. The word holy is used as a synonym for His deity and calls attention to all that God is. It reminds us that His love is holy love, His justice is holy justice, His mercy is holy mercy, His knowledge is holy knowledge, and His spirit is holy spirit.“ R. C. Sproul

  1. Exodus 15:11
  2. 1 Samuel 2:2
  3. Isaiah 6:3
  4. Isaiah 57:15
  5. Ezekiel 38:23
  6. Revelation 15:4
  7. Leviticus 11:45
  8. Ezekiel 36:23
  9. 2 Corinthians 5:21 

The Bible reminds us that we as His children are called to be holy, just as He is holy. That is the bottom line. As you meditate on these verses would you ask God to show areas where you need to grow in your holiness?

  1. Leviticus 19:2
  2. Leviticus 20:26
  3. Matthew 5:48
  4. Romans 12:1
  5. 2 Corinthians 7:1
  6. Ephesians 1:4
  7. 1 Thessalonians 4:7
  8. Hebrews 12:14 
  9. 1 Peter 1:15-16
  10. 1 Peter 2:9
  11. Colossians 1:22
  12. 2 Thessalonians 2:13
  13. 2 Timothy 1:9
  14. Hebrews 12:10
  15. 1 Peter 2:24
  16. 2 Peter 1:4

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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