“Contemplate the blistering holiness of our God, the Holy One of Israel, the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity. His eyes are too pure to look on evil; His voice shakes the heavens; at His sight the angels in glory hide their faces. Who can dwell with this consuming fire, with this everlasting burning?
Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? Who can stand in His holy place? Yet this God took pity on us, this God stooped down to us and lifted us up to enjoy the blessing of restored relationship with Him, that we may gaze upon His face for all eternity.”
–Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey, and Andrew Sach, Pierced For Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2007), 152.