Holiness in the Bible


Even though the Bible stretches on for pages and pages, it tells a consistent story. For example, God seeks to make a holy people from Genesis to Revelation. This video from The Bible Project provides an overview of the theme of holiness in the Bible. The goal of this post is to help you see how this overarching theme contributes to the story of the Bible, understand the implications of this theme, and apply this theme to your daily life. 

As the video pointed out, holiness runs through the Old Testament into the New Testament. When we understand the themes of Scripture, we can use them when we interpret and apply specific passages. Use these questions to deepen your understanding of holiness.

What is holiness? How did the video define this theme?
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How does holiness play out in the Old Testament? How does it develop in the New Testament? In what ways does this theme bridge the gap between the Old and New Testaments?
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Why is holiness important? What does it teach us about God and humanity? What is its significance in the biblical story?
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What does holiness change about your perspective of God and others? How does holiness apply to your life? What could you do to put this theme into action in your life this week?
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God’s Word tells an amazing, unified story, woven together through its themes. As you read the Bible this week, keep what you learned through this video at the back of your mind. Notice when holiness pops up in a passage and incorporate the principles from this video as you interpret Scripture.

To learn more about The Bible Project, click here