Discipleship: God's Holiness
             In Isaiah 6:1-7, Isaiah goes into the presence of God. The first impression we have when we go into the presence of God is His Holiness. God is so holy that we cannot stand in His presence without feeling the weight of our sins.
             The angels who attend God cover their faces and feet with their wings when they are in the presence of God. Even they cannot stand before God without feeling the weight of His Holiness.
             Our only recourse is confession. We must confess our sins as Isaiah did. We acknowledge that we have offended God. We acknowledge that we are the problem - it is our fault; we are responsible. We agree with God that our actions were wrong. We desire to change our hurtful actions.
When we confess our sins to God, he forgives us of our sins and cleanses us of all unrighteousness. God's forgiveness and cleansing are also part of His Holiness.
Ray Bennett