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?


Post Comments (66)

66 thoughts on "Holy One"

  1. Rebs Hernandez says:

    13For I, the Lord your God,
    hold your right hand;
    it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
    I am the one who helps you.”

  2. Amanda Inglese says:

    That holiness can only be found through God

  3. Natalie Clark says:

    It is His holiness that makes me whole, because He is holy and I am not!

  4. Sarah McGrath says:

    “Be holy because I am Holy” 1 Peter 1:16.
    How beautiful that our Holy Father would make it possible for us to share in the very thing that He alone is – Holy. He makes us holy like Himself through placing His Holy Spirit inside of us. This is the Grace that empowers us to fulfil His call on us to BE HOLY as He is holy. Set apart from the world for Him . He would never ask us to do anything that was not possible and this this very calling tells us that we can be holy as He is holy – but only through Him, never by our own merits.

  5. Alexis Galang says:

    He is holy, holy, holy! Everything that I need Him to be He is. Everything that I am not, He is! That’s where I take my confidence, my God is everything I need Him to be!

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