As we begin to see ourselves through God’s eyes, a certain humility is forced upon us. Suddenly we realize how small we are in relation to time and eternity…we realize the utter helpless state we find ourselves. Outside of God’s grace, we cannot save ourselves (Ephesians 2:9-10). We suddenly recognize that are own righteousness is like a filthy rag (Isaiah 59-1-2) good for nothing but to be thrown away.
We recognize that even when we would do good…evil is present. Alone and without the ability to saves ourselves…we turn to God with our whole heart….Lord save me, for I cannot save myself…and I am lost without You.