Lesson 2: The Trauma of Holiness
What happens when we encounter God's holiness? Because we are sinful and broken humans, we cannot stand in the holiness of God.
And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:5-8)
It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person. (Matthew 15:11)
Last week we looked at why it’s important to recognize God’s holiness. This week, we will be learning about what happens when we encounter God’s holiness. Because we are sinful and broken humans, we cannot stand in the holiness of God. Watch this week’s video, the second in our series on holiness, to learn about how God’s grace covers our shortcomings.
Are you relying on God’s grace to cover your brokenness?
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