One of the greatest problems in the church today is that we have lost the vision of the holiness of God. We forget how worthy our loving Creator is—how set apart, how mighty to transform us from weary, heavy-laden people to rejoicing, peaceful citizens of heaven. God's Word provides us glimpses of God's glory in heaven that we cannot see on earth. His glory is hidden from view in our political system, in our schools, in our culture—yet right now in heaven, angels are awestruck by God and are worshiping Him. Angels, who have not been tainted by human sin, stand in fear and reverence of the holiness of God.
Read Isaiah 6:1-8. What an incredible picture! This vision was so moving for Isaiah that he said, "Woe to me! . . . 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" (Isaiah 6:5).
Every time we enter God’s presence, we should feel as humbled as Isaiah.
Every time we enter God's presence in praise and prayer, we should feel as humbled as the prophet Isaiah. We should stand in awe of His holiness. We should feel overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness.
Have you lost sight of the majesty of God's holiness? Have you forgotten His call upon your life to live differently from the world? Spend time in prayer today praising Him for His holiness. Commit yourself to conforming to Jesus and not the trendsetters of this world.
Prayer: Lord Almighty, I praise and worship You today for Your holiness. Forgive me for losing sight of who You are and what You've done for me. Open my eyes afresh to Your beauty and majesty today. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory" (Isaiah 6:3).