Your statutes stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days, O LORD.
So many of the material things we pursue are temporary. Their usefulness lasts only months, or at most, only a few short years. Even our lives, and the lives of those we love, are short. The defining quality of God’s character, holiness,* is forever — “for endless days.” So as we build our lives, let’s construct them on a secure foundation, the will of God and a commitment to share in his holiness by living to honor him.
* As the seraphim in Isaiah’s vision cried out, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God Almighty…!” (Isaiah 6:1-4).
Holy God, thank you for making me holy and forgiving my sin by your grace (Romans 5:6-11; Colossians 1:22-23). Please fill me with your Spirit and bring forth the Spirit’s fruit in my life so that I reflect your grace and holy character. Please give me a hunger to know your will as I seek your truth and apply it to my life. I want to build my life with you at its center, with your holiness as my goal. In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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