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Holiness, in the highest sense, belongs to God, and to Christians as consecrated to God’s service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Romans 6:19, 22; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Peter 1:15).
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.” —Isaiah 6:3 NASB
“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed.” —Rev. 15:4 NASB
Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. It is carried on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 4:23-24).
Unholy fire on a holy altar
Two of Aaron’s sons were struck dead (Leviticus 10:1-2) for the daring sacrilige of offering unholy fire on the holy altar of incense, contrary to God’s command.
Objects, ordinances, or beings that are (or were) holy