January 1, 2016
Woe is Me
Woe is me, cried the prophet Isaiah. Just like him, we live unaware of our own wretchedness until we see the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Army. Then, instantly we are fully conscious of our unworthiness. We discover our shame, that we are unable to clean ourselves up to present ourselves to His Highness.
Remember that repentance is both an act and a condition. Yet, we shrink to step across the threshold into the presence of God. The act of repentance confronts us with bone-chilling honesty. It insists that we confess our sins before a righteous God. The condition of repentance means standing before God with Christ. Bringing more of ourselves before Him and His throne.
Therefore, we are humbled by His glorious purity. We should not think, “woe is me,” when we come into his glorious presence. Because, just as the prophet Isaiah experienced, the Lord Himself cleanses us by divine rite.
When you pray ask that He reveals to you those areas of your life that you have not completely surrendered to Him.
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because 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.”
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” –C. S. Lewis
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