Jesus: Holy One
-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. -Psalm 16:10 NKJV
During a cleaning project in our kitchen, I decided the cabinets needed a fresh coat of paint. All of our kitchen cabinets were painted white, so I decided to check one of our closets to see if we had any white paint in storage. I found a can of white paint that had plenty left to do the job.
As I started the project, I soon discovered that the white paint I was applying was not matching the shade of white on our cabinets. I decided to go to the paint store to see if I could get a closer match to the white we had in the kitchen. When I got to the store I was surprised to discover how many different shades of white were available. Tints within the paint created a color range from off-white to snow-white and everything in between.
When the Bible tells us that Jesus is the Holy One, it means that He is "true whiteness" with all the tints (impurities) taken out. Every thing that we try to match up with the life, the character, and the nature of Jesus Christ turns out looking soiled and dirty by comparison. The way to be holy is not by trying to be better or live a cleaner, whiter life, but by letting the Holy One live His life in us.
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