How do we get right standing with God?
God’s holiness is what separates Him from all other beings, what makes Him separate and distinct from everything else.
God’s holiness is more than just His perfection or sinless purity; it is the essence of His “other-ness,” His transcendence.
It is amazing. It is stunning. I stand in awe.
God’s holiness embodies the mystery of His awesomeness and causes me to gaze in wonder at Him as I begin to comprehend just a little of His majesty.
The holiness of God is the most difficult of all God’s attributes to explain, partly because it is one of His essential attributes that is not shared, inherently, by any of us.
We know we are created in God’s image, and can share many of His attributes, to a much lesser extent, of course — love, mercy, faithfulness, etc. These are the gifts of God to us and grow in us as fruit of His Holy Spirit.