All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. Isaiah 64:6
The first 6 verses in this passage talk about God's appearance being so intense that it would completely overwhelm us. How then can we possibly be saved? There is absolutely nothing we can do. In today's world that is hard as we strive and are pushed to do better and be better. We are busier than ever, often with good things. And being better and doing more can be good but won't get us any closer to heaven. In light of eternity and God's holiness there is NOTHING we can do...outside of accepting His grace and mercy and being in awe that He would be willing to give those to us despite our complete unworthiness.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Kings 21:1-9, 2 Chronicles 33:1-9, 2 Kings 21:10-16, 2 Chronicles 33:10-17, 2 Kings 21:17-18, 2 Chronicles 33:18-20, 2 Kings 21:19-26, 2 Chronicles 33:21-25, 2 Kings 22:1-2, 2 Chronicles 34:1-7