If we were to think about how we stand before the Lord in ourselves it would be rather frightening. There is no basis for us to draw near to the living God with all our sin. We might be tempted to harm ourselves to show some sort of a commitment to the Lord. There is a problem in that we cannot harm ourselves enough to show real dedication. It is impossible for us to cleanse ourselves enough to draw near to God. If that is the case then how can we draw near to such a holy God and enter back into this graces? How can we approach such a holy God as an unholy people?