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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Holy

Wow - I'm doing poorly with this daily thing!!! Doesn't seem like it should be this hard...


But I did read today... I read in my Mom's Devotional Bible a passage from Isaiah, chapter 6 verses 1-6.

Verse 5 says "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty."

In this passage Isaiah is coming face to face with God's holiness. He is realizing how far he is from holy.

The Mom's Bible devotional author went on to talk about how we kind of have lost sight of what holy is. We talk about God as our Father, our Savior, and we talk of embracing Him. All of these are true and good, but we also need to remember how very Holy He is. We need to be humbled, and to realize that His grace towards us is really just that, amazing lavish grace from a holy, Holy God.

2 comments:

Angela said...

I agree with this... I think people become complacent and it is easy to think of God as a 'peer' rather than the amazing and magnificent creator He is. This is a great post!

Brad said...

Nice post and a great reminder.

Perhaps it is impossible to TRULY understand how Holy God IS. As humans we are so far from holiness naturally or in ourselves that we too easily miss this in our relationship with God. Attempting to understand God's holiness and grace everyday is life changing. One of my favorite quotes is by A. W. Tozer.

"God’s holiness is not simply the best we know infinitely bettered. We know nothing like the divine holiness. It stands apart, unique, unapproachable, incomprehensible and unattainable. The natural man is blind to it. He may fear God’s power and admire His wisdom, but His holiness he cannot even imagine."

I blogged about this a little back in January: Boundaries Check it out!

peace in Christ,
brad