In Greek mythology and in Roman mythology they had all these gods – Zeus and Jupiter and Apollo and Mars and Venus. All the Roman gods. The pantheon Greek gods and Roman gods. The one thing about those gods is they all had human frailties. Every one of them. They got angry. They lusted. They were impetuous. Sometimes the Greek gods and the Roman gods got impatient. They zapped people with lightning bolts. Or they got jealous of each other. They were fickle. They were moody. They were unreliable. All of the fake gods, the phony gods, the false gods, the mythical gods of history are inconsistent, unreliable and imperfect. They had human frailties.
But the real God, the real God, the God who created the universe is one hundred percent pure. Is one hundred percent just. Is one hundred percent unpolluted. The real God is one hundred percent perfect. That’s called holy.
God is holy. He’s perfect. He’s never done anything wrong. He’s never done anything imperfect. He’s never done anything impure. He’s never done anything polluted. God is holy. He is perfect.
An imperfect God is no god at all. An imperfect God is just another human being. And certainly not worthy of worship.
Because God is one hundred percent perfect and one hundred percent pure and one hundred percent righteous and one hundred percent holy, he cannot stand to be around imperfection, unholiness, evil, and sin. He can’t stand to be around it.
That means we’ve got a real problem, right? Because I’m not perfect and neither are you. The Bible says plenty about God’s perfection. One verse…
Habakkuk 1:13 “Your eyes [talking about God] are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong.”
That’s why, by the way, there’s no sin in heaven. There’s no evil in heaven. There’s no sin in heaven. There’s no badness in heaven. Why? Because God is holy and he couldn’t allow it in his place. He can’t allow it to exist in a place of perfection. To allow imperfection to exist.