Today’s verse: “The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.” (Isaiah 65:25)
Perfect Holiness existed before sin and will exist again in Heaven. God is describing it here in Isaiah, where there is no harm or destruction at all. The example is a wolf and a lamb together, a lion and an ox together. This kind of harmony existed in the Garden of Eden before there was sin. The Holiness was perfect, all existed in harmony together, none seeking to harm another.
While we don’t live in Holiness this side of Heaven, we are called to strive toward Holiness with all our power. One way we can do that is to do everything in our power, to not cause harm to another. At some point in your life, you are the lion and it is fully in your power to cause harm to the ox or to sit peacefully with the ox.
For an ox to sit peacefully with a lion is nothing. The ox has no power. But for the lion to have the power but chose to sit peacefully with the ox, that is honor and Holiness. Everyday, you have the power in you to put someone down, to make someone feel small, inferior or useless. Everyday, you have the power to hurt someone, to destroy them emotionally. But you are called to practice Holiness.
We will never have Perfect Holiness until we arrive in Heaven, but while here on earth, we are called to practice Holiness.