Day 5

Holy One

from the Names of God reading plan

Psalm 78:40-43, Psalm 89:15-18, Isaiah 41:12-20, Revelation 4:1-8

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Holy One
Qadosh (Hebrew)

Scripture Reading: Psalm 78:40-43, Psalm 89:15-18, Isaiah 41:12-20, Revelation 4:1-8

The Hebrew word qadosh is translated “set apart as holy.” It can be used in a general sense to describe places, objects, and people who have been set apart for religious purposes. But as a name, Qadosh, or “Holy One,” describes God as one who is set apart from His creation, from all pagan gods, and from everything else because of His perfection. This name works like a double-edged sword: it reminds us that God is perfectly holy in every way, and it reminds us that we are not. The distinction of being the Holy One belongs to Him alone. This name exalts God above all others in His holiness.

The righteousness and holiness of God

What does this name teach me about God?


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55 thoughts on "Holy One"

  1. Faith Trammell says:

    This reminds me that I should be incredibly glad God is set apart from His creation. If He were not, he wouldn’t be God as we know Him. He certainly couldn’t have died for our sins if He were not set apart. One thing that really struck me is how God makes such an emphasis that He is set apart but that He is still working for our good. He’s still right there with us every step of the way doing things to aid us that we may not even know of till we see Heaven. Amazing to know that our very salvation rests on the fact that He is set apart but our survival rests on the fact that He’s helping us.

  2. Keturah Gardner says:

    Everything about Him is pure and undefiled. He IS the Holy One of Israel, and we are to forever lift His name up and glorify Him! ❤️✨

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