Without holiness

(Stephen Charnock)

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty!" Isaiah 6:3

If every attribute of the Deity were a distinct member,
holiness would be the soul to animate them.

Without holiness . . .
  His patience would be an indulgence to sin,
  His mercy a fondness,
  His wrath a madness,
  His power a tyranny,
  His wisdom an unworthy subtlety.

Holiness gives decorum to them all.
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!" Rev. 4:8