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God's Holiness & Justice Part 3


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God's Holiness & Justice Part 3

  1. 1. KadoshKadosh == HolyHoly AdonaiAdonai == LordLord ElohimElohim == GodGod SabaothSabaoth == HostsHosts
  2. 2. Genesis 18:25Genesis 18:25 The Holiness of GodThe Holiness of God Part 3Part 3 God’s Holiness & JusticeGod’s Holiness & Justice
  3. 3. Due to God’s holiness He mustDue to God’s holiness He must express and demand and demand justice.
  4. 4. Genesis 18:25 :Genesis 18:25 : Surely youSurely you wouldn’t do such a thing,wouldn’t do such a thing, destroying the innocent with thedestroying the innocent with the guilty. Why, you would be treatingguilty. Why, you would be treating the innocent and the guilty exactlythe innocent and the guilty exactly the same! Surely you wouldn’t dothe same! Surely you wouldn’t do that! Should not the Judge of allthat! Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?the earth do what is right?”” NLTNLT
  5. 5. Have you ever been upset orHave you ever been upset or confused with some of theconfused with some of the things the Judge does?things the Judge does?
  6. 6. Is my life reflective of Justice?Is my life reflective of Justice?   
  7. 7.    Do I live a just life?Do I live a just life?
  8. 8. The closer you are to theThe closer you are to the HOLY, HOLY, HOLY ONEHOLY, HOLY, HOLY ONE the more you willthe more you will naturally live a just life.naturally live a just life.
  9. 9. Leviticus 10:1-2 –Leviticus 10:1-2 – Aaron’Aaron’s sonss sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fireNadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners andin their incense burners and sprinkled incense over it. In thissprinkled incense over it. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord byway, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him a different kindburning before him a different kind of fire than he had commanded.of fire than he had commanded.
  10. 10. 22 So fire blazed forth from theSo fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and burned themLord’s presence and burned them up, and they died there beforeup, and they died there before the Lord.the Lord. NLTNLT
  11. 11. Isaiah 57:15 -Isaiah 57:15 - The high and loftyThe high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holyone who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: I live in the highOne, says this: I live in the high and holy place with those whoseand holy place with those whose spirits arespirits are contritecontrite andand humblehumble. I. I restore the crushed spirit of therestore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage ofhumble and revive the courage of those withthose with repentantrepentant hearts.hearts. NLTNLT
  12. 12. Leviticus 10:3 –Leviticus 10:3 – Then MosesThen Moses said to Aaron,said to Aaron, “This is what the“This is what the Lord meant when he said, ‘I willLord meant when he said, ‘I will show myself holy among thoseshow myself holy among those who arewho are nearnear me. I will beme. I will be glorified before all the people.’ ”glorified before all the people.’ ” AndAnd Aaron was silentAaron was silent.. NLTNLT
  13. 13.   What is your response?What is your response?  
  14. 14. 1 Peter 2:5 –1 Peter 2:5 – And you areAnd you are livingliving stonesstones that God is building into histhat God is building into his spiritual temple. What’spiritual temple. What’s more,s more, you are his holy priestsyou are his holy priests. Through. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ,the mediation of Jesus Christ, youyou offer spiritual sacrifices thatoffer spiritual sacrifices that please Godplease God.. NLTNLT
  15. 15. Romans 12:1 -Romans 12:1 - And so, dearAnd so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead withbrothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to to give your bodies to God. Let them be aLet them be a livingliving andand holyholy sacrifice—sacrifice—the kind he will acceptthe kind he will accept.. …… NLTNLT
  16. 16. 2 Samuel 6:1-11 –2 Samuel 6:1-11 – Then DavidThen David mobilized thirty thousand specialmobilized thirty thousand special troops.troops. 22 He led them to Baalah ofHe led them to Baalah of Judah to bring home the Ark ofJudah to bring home the Ark of God, which bears the name ofGod, which bears the name of the Lord Almighty, who isthe Lord Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim.enthroned between the cherubim.
  17. 17. 33 They placed the Ark of God on aThey placed the Ark of God on a new cart and brought it from thenew cart and brought it from the hillside home of Abinadab. Uzzahhillside home of Abinadab. Uzzah and Ahio, Abinadab’and Ahio, Abinadab’s sons, weres sons, were guiding the cartguiding the cart 44 with the Ark ofwith the Ark of God on it, with Ahio walking inGod on it, with Ahio walking in front.front.
  18. 18. 55 David and all the people of IsraelDavid and all the people of Israel werewere celebrating before the Lordcelebrating before the Lord with all their might, singing songswith all their might, singing songs and playing all kinds of musicaland playing all kinds of musical instruments—lyres, harps,instruments—lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, andtambourines, castanets, and cymbals.cymbals.
  19. 19. 66 But when they arrived at theBut when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, thethreshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah putoxen stumbled, and Uzzah put out his hand toout his hand to steadysteady the Ark ofthe Ark of God.God. 77 Then the Lord’Then the Lord’s angers anger blazed out against Uzzah forblazed out against Uzzah for doing this, anddoing this, and God struck himGod struck him deaddead beside the Ark of God.beside the Ark of God.
  20. 20. 88 David was angryDavid was angry because thebecause the Lord’Lord’s anger had blazed outs anger had blazed out against Uzzah. He named thatagainst Uzzah. He named that place Perez-uzzah (which meansplace Perez-uzzah (which means “outbreak against Uzzah”). It is“outbreak against Uzzah”). It is still called that today.still called that today. 99 David wasDavid was now afraid of the Lord and asked,now afraid of the Lord and asked, “How can I ever bring the Ark of“How can I ever bring the Ark of the Lord back into my care?”the Lord back into my care?”
  21. 21. 1010 So David decided not to moveSo David decided not to move the Ark of the Lord into the City ofthe Ark of the Lord into the City of David. He took it instead to theDavid. He took it instead to the home of Obed-edom of Gath.home of Obed-edom of Gath. 1111 The Ark of the Lord remainedThe Ark of the Lord remained there with the family of Obed-there with the family of Obed- edom for three months, and theedom for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entireLord blessed him and his entire household.household. NLTNLT
  22. 22. Numbers 4:15 –Numbers 4:15 – When Aaron andWhen Aaron and his sons have finished coveringhis sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the sacredthe sanctuary and all the sacred utensils, the Kohathites will comeutensils, the Kohathites will come and carry these things to the nextand carry these things to the next destination.destination.
  23. 23. But theyBut they must not touchmust not touch thethe sacred objects,sacred objects, or they will dieor they will die.. So these are the objects of theSo these are the objects of the Tabernacle that the KohathitesTabernacle that the Kohathites must carry!must carry! NLTNLT
  24. 24. Uzzah must have thought heUzzah must have thought he was an exception.was an exception.
  25. 25. We think God is unjustWe think God is unjust because we don’because we don’t understandt understand his holiness.his holiness. R.C. SproulR.C. Sproul
  26. 26. We take mercy for granted,We take mercy for granted, later we assume it, and thenlater we assume it, and then we demand it.we demand it. R.C. SproulR.C. Sproul
  27. 27. Do you thinkDo you think youyou are an exception?are an exception?  
  28. 28.   1 Peter 2:51 Peter 2:5 - And you are- And you are livingliving stonesstones that God is building intothat God is building into his spiritual temple. What’his spiritual temple. What’ss more,more, you are his holy priestsyou are his holy priests.. Through the mediation of JesusThrough the mediation of Jesus Christ,Christ, you offer spiritualyou offer spiritual sacrifices that please Godsacrifices that please God.. NLTNLT
  29. 29.   BE HOLY – ACT JUSTLYBE HOLY – ACT JUSTLY As God’s Priests We AreAs God’s Priests We Are Not An ExceptionNot An Exception