When we say that God is holy, what does that mean to you? Pure, yes. But the definition of holiness is not exhausted by purity. When the angels around the throne of God constantly say, “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 4:8), they aren’t just saying “Purity, Purity, Purity,” but more than that. The word “holy” means to be set apart. When the Scriptures declare that God is holy (Psa. 99:9), it means that He is not like any other. There is no one like Him. He is matchless and incomparable. No one is His equal. He is unique in Himself and His Person, unsurpassed in beauty, worth, and perfection. He is set apart unto Himself. As it’s been said, “God is always the greatest thing in existence.”
When the Bible refers to “the holy Scriptures” (2 Tim. 3:15), “holy” means much the same thing. The Bible is not like any other thing. There is no other book like it. It has no equal. It is incomparable, unsurpassed in its beauty, worth, and perfection. The Bible is set apart from all other books. It is the Word of God.
To the Reader:
Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago by Pastor C. R. Stam for publication in newspapers. When many of these articles were later compiled in book form, Pastor Stam wrote this word of explanation in the Preface:
"It should be borne in mind that the newspaper column, Two Minutes With the Bible, has now been published for many years, so that local, national and international events are discussed as if they occurred only recently. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that they first appeared as newspaper articles."
To this we would add that the same is true for the articles written by others that we continue to add, on a regular basis, to the Two Minutes library. We hope that you'll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.