The Godhead Together
What does it mean to be holy? It means to be entirely perfect; pure; free from sin; perfect in righteousness and goodness. Our God, Who fits this description as no other being can, is therefore completely worthy of our devotion. Holiness is His essence.
God’s holiness is such a big deal that in heaven, the four living creatures who surround His throne do nothing else day and night except extol Him, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8). Isaiah said of the seraphim in his heavenly vision, “Each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And they cried to each other, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory'” (Isaiah 6:2, 3).
Because God is holy (pure), there is no taint of any kind in Him — ever. James 1:17 assures us, “Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” The Contemporary English Version puts it, “Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father who created all the lights in the heavens. He is always the same and never makes dark shadows by changing.”
God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — is holy: full of light with no shadow of darkness, pure, and wholly good beyond our ability to imagine.