Read: Isaiah 6:1-8
Many times, we may feel that the closer we draw to God in our walk with Him, the more sinful we will feel. It is interesting to learn a thing from nature. We may have curtains in our rooms. A tiny gap in the curtain covering our window will throw a ray of light into our room. In that light, we can see particles of dirt drifting in the beam. Without that ray of light, the room seemed to be clean, but that light revealed the dirt particles.
This is the same with our spiritual life. The closer we approach the Lord who is light, the clearer we see ourselves. When the light of Christ shines in the darkness of our lives, it exposes our sin. It is not to discourage us, but to humble us to trust in Him. We can’t depend on our own righteousness, since we are sinners and fall short of God’s high standards (Rom. 3:23). When we are proud, the light reveals our heart and we cry as Isaiah did, “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” (Isa. 6:5).
God is absolutely perfect in every way. Isa. 6:3 says, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of His glory!” Approaching Him calls for humility and pure trust like a child, not self-importance and pride. For it is by grace that He draws us to Himself. It is good for us that we feel unworthy as we draw closer to God, for it humbles us to rely on Him alone.