Chapter 2 - Holy Holy Holy
Quotable Sproul: "It's dangerous to assume that because a person is drawn to holiness in his study that he is thereby a holy man. There is irony here. I am sure that the reason I have a deep hunger to learn of the holiness of God is precisely because I am not holy. I am a profane man -- a man who spends more time out of the temple than in it. But I have had just enough of a taste of the majesty of God to want more. I know what it means to be a forgiven man and what it means to be sent on a mission. My soul cires for more. My soul needs more."
Allowing God's Holiness to Touch Our Lives - 3 questions
1) "Isaiah's response to God's revelation of his holiness was, 'Woe is me.' What is your response?"
I'm doomed without Christ. Doomed!
2) "In what ways do you need to be refined by the fire of God's holiness?"
Like the hair on my arm that was singed by a weekend bonfire, my mind needs searing. My thoughts have turned angry and pain-filled as of late. And I don't like it one bit. If the mind is the devil's playground, then my playground needs a grounds-keeper. If the full armor of God serves as my mind's protection, then I need to don it once again.
3) " What aspect of God's holiness, as described in this chapter, causes you to worship him more fully?"
Most definitely His grace in forgiveness. As described in Isaiah's situation, God took a sinful man, cleansed his filthy lips, changed his heart, and made him a holy man with a mission. I find it very interesting that God can -- and does -- use sinful people to accomplish His plans despite our sinfulness. If God can use King David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Saul of Tarsus, and Peter, I think I have a chance.