Bible Strong-The Holy One of Israel August 2017

Isaiah 29:17-24

The Holy One of Israel is a key phrase in Isaiah. The Holy One is the King, the righteous, and just one, the incomparable God, and the Redeemer of His people. Anyone coming to the Holy One must worship Him in reverence, and in awe. The Holy One identifies himself with Mount Zion (Jerusalem) called holy because it is His symbolic dwelling place.

The Holy One stands apart from all His creation, because He is morally perfect. Sinful people cannot dwell with Him. God’s holiness requires ritual purity, and moral perfection. As a consuming fire, God purges away anything that does not conform to His holy will.

The Holy One sets aside a remnant for Himself. He washes away their filth, and commits to be present with them, His own redeemed people. The good news is that the Holy One is also the Redeemer. He demonstrates His holy power as He comes to the aid of sinful and weak humans, rescues them from the exile, death and destruction that their sin creates, and opens up the new creation for them.

God Bless. Heal the broken-hearted, bind up all their wounds.