Meditate upon the excellence and the majesty of God and our infinite, inconceivable distance from Him. These meditations will fill us with our own vileness and strike deep at the root of our indwelling sin. When Job discovered God’s greatness and majesty it filled him with self-abhorrence and humility (Job 42:5-6). Notice how Habakkuk felt when he was made aware of the glory and majesty of God:
“I hear, and my body trembles;
My lips quiver at the sound;
Rottenness enters into my bones;
My legs tremble beneath me” (Habakkuk 3:16).
John Owen, The Mortification of Sin (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth, 2005), 87-88.