I was reminded this morning about how seriously God takes His holiness. When Moses sees the burning bush and begins to draw close to it God says:
“Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
In 1 Timothy 6, Paul says that God dwells in unapproachable light. He is truly holy and His glory is more than we can bear. In a culture that likes to think of God as always close, it’s wise to consider His majesty in its proper context. No one has ever seen God. He is not our buddy. He is not warm and fuzzy. He is the conquering, ruling, mighty King and Lord over all creation.
There is only one way to approach God, and that is through the finished, saving work of Christ. Through Him we have access to approach the throne of grace with confidence, but on that throne sits the almighty God of the universe. May we never forget that.