What’s in a name can be easy to see if it’s something we comprehend. We understand names like Shepherd or Master. But what about names we really don’t comprehend? What’s in a name, God’s name, can be indescribable.
Glorious and Holy are together alphabetically and they are connected in deeper ways. Neither term defines God; He defines them. Glorious is what He is. Holy is what He is. We have trouble with these names because we aren’t either one. These names point to the awe and mystery that surrounds our Father. He is totally different than anything we know. Our existence is within the realm of sin. He is outside of sin and that is something we can imagine, but we cannot truly comprehend what that means.
God, infinite in holiness, offers sinful people forgiveness and salvation and that is truly something glorious! Please notice the references for each of these names contains the other. He is glorious in holiness. Enjoy the Scriptures, and let your prayers and praises be inspired by His indescribable glory and holiness. And be at peace with the fact that ‘We can’t imagine‘ is part of what’s in a Name!
Soli Deo Gloria!
G – Glorious
Exodus 15:11, Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? NKJV
I Chronicles 29:13, Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.
Nehemiah 9:5b, Arise, bless the LORD your God forever and ever! O may Your glorious name be blessed and exalted above all blessing and praise!
Psalm 72:19, And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
H – Holy
Psalm 99:3, Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He.
Isaiah 6:3, And one cried unto another, and said, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.’
Psalm 103:1, Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Isaiah 41:14, ‘Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you, declares the LORD, ‘and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.’
Isaiah 57:15, For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, ‘I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit
in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.’
Revelation 4:8, And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.’