Holy Estate

Aug 22, 2023

If you know anything about me, know this…I absolutely love teaching and sharing the word of God. For more than 20 years it has been the joy of my life, to share and teach the Word - all over the place in many different formats. From those experiences I have this one great memory among the many. A young woman in our church has been so taken and changed by learning the meaning of the word holy that every time I hear that word I am reminded of her face when she explained the spiritual breakthrough of knowing the definition of  HOLY. 

Holy is what I call a Sunday morning word. It is one of those church words we use, but I am not always sure we grasp what it actually means. To be holy, by definition, means to be: altogether other

Something that is holy is so different than any and everything else that there is nothing that can compare or even be seen as similar. So then when we say Christ is the Holy One - what we are really saying is He is like none other, there isn’t anyone else like, comparable or even close to being similar to Christ, He is just altogether “other”.

When we think of what it means to be Holy in light of our marriage’s, we have to look at the wording of our traditional wedding vows that say something to the effect of promising to live together in the holy estate of matrimony. Connecting holy  to our marriage, makes it clear that marriage is altogether other. It is totally different from any and every concept of relationship

The power of understanding the holiness of marriage is found here:

1. Holy Marriage’s deserve a different approach from any other relationship

2. Holy deserves to be safeguarded and protected

3. Be ye Holy as Christ is Holy - The measure of holy deeply connects to the character of God - not to us as husbands and wives. 

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