Many times I have heard people say, “If I went to church, the roof would cave in or I would catch on fire.” To say that implies that that I am not good enough to be close to God. I am the last person to be associated with God because I do not live up to what is expected.

Well guess what? No one is good enough except Jesus. When Isaiah had his vision of God, it quickly turned to self-doubt and dread. Even the sound of angel voices was too much for him.

Isaiah 6:
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“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.”

To hear true words about God, reminded Isaiah that his own words were corrupt. Everyone he knew was also saying corrupt things. Seeing God brought to mind the true human void. Isaiah felt he had no right to say anything or even appear before God. We are too far away from God’s goodness and perfection to even worship.

Maybe you have felt that, too. What right do I have to talk to God about anything? Why would a loving, perfect and powerful God tolerate our rebellious ways?


Dan Apthorp said…
I have a saying when someone says that. You know we purchased special insurance and we would like to see if it's any good.Come on out so we can see if it really works.