God’s Holiness Leads to Glorious Praise: Good Morning Devotional for 11.17.2021

November 17 (JPG)

“There is none holy like the Lord:
    for there is none besides you;
    there is no rock like our God” (1 Samuel 2:2).

Good morning! While we rejoice in the love, justice, and mercy of God (among other attributes), God’s holiness befits Him and Him alone. Here, this expression of praise comes from the lips of Hannah who, after a long season of infertility, was blessed with a child who would become the prophet, Samuel. She vowed to give him to God from the very beginning.

God’s holiness does lead to praise because we know of one Being in the universe who is perfect in all He does, says, and thinks. There is no shadow of sin or imperfection in Him. And, since we are His children, we are called to “be holy as he is holy” (1 Peter 1:17) and to “strive for holiness” (Hebrews 12:14), for we want no obstacle to inhibit our fellowship with Him.

Do we rejoice in His holiness? Are we harboring some sin in our hearts that inhibits our fellowship with Him? If so, why? Confess and repent of that sin immediately so that the joy of the Lord will once again be your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

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