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We bow before you O Holy One

If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? (Job 35:6). All of us are expected to answer this question in front of God. We encounter sins every moment in our life. When we walk the path of sins we need to ask ourselves this question how this will affect our Father and the impact it will make on His holiness.

We see the word Holy being associated with God. Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord (Isaiah 6:3, Revelations 4:8). We do not see God being addressed repeatedly in this way by any other adjective other than Holy. As per the theologians the number 3 is considered a complete number. Through the repeat of the word Holy 3 times it proves that Lord is perfect in Holiness. We cannot add anything to that Holiness nor can we do anything to mar that Holiness. Jesus in Mathew 5:48 says, ‘Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.’ And he expects us to be perfect.

Our sins do not defile the Holiness of God in anyways rather it blocks His blessings from reaching us. “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). The Lord reminds us again in Jeremiah 5:25, “Your wrongdoings have kept these away; your sins have deprived you of good.” We hurt the Lord with our sins and those sins become a hindrance in receiving His blessings.

So let us refrain from the path of sins and keep God as a focal point in everything we do. Let us ensure not to hurt the Lord with our sins and lead a life holy and blameless and receive blessings from our Holy and perfect God.

Fr Bineesh Mankunnel CST

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