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Oct 20th, 2020
BIG: Holy
By: Evan Wehrle
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Isaiah 6:5 “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.”

Have you ever thought about how different you are from God?

Look around the world we live in—He made that. You and I, we’re just made from the dust. Our life is like a vapor (James 4:14, Job 14:2, Psalm 39:5, 144:4), He existed way before time. Before anything we see, He just was. He's eternal. Our bodies need sleep, our bellies need food, our lungs need oxygen. He doesn’t need any of that. He’s completely self-sufficient.

Take the most famous person you can think of. Maybe they’ve got a lot of followers, they can fill out stadiums, maybe they’ve got a lot of fans, but they don’t have any angels praising them! We need to get our minds right. We’re finite; our God is infinite. We’re created; He's Creator. We are made and He's the Maker. He’s incomparable. The only right response is “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

That is exactly what happened to Isaiah. Notice his response to experiencing God’s holiness. He’s brought to his knees. He realized who he was in comparison to such a holy God. Seeing God’s holiness magnifies our unclean-ness. One artist put it this way: “I’ve seen the Lord, the same I’ll never be.” I love that. But some people say they’ve seen the Lord and then live on casually. I don’t know what they “saw,” but it wasn’t the Lord. Once you’ve really seen the Lord you're obsessed with what you’ve seen.

So my prayer has become, “Let the weight of Your glory bring me back to my knees.” An attitude of worship comes when I begin to see God as He is and then respond to that. I want to continually be in a posture of worship and adoration towards God. If there’s anywhere I want to be found, it’s in His presence, bowed down. That’s my prayer for you as well.

How does seeing God’s holiness magnify your unclean-ness? What does it prompt you to repent of today? Align with God’s truth that our guilt is removed and our sins are forgiven.