blessed are those who take refuge in him."
David (Psalm 34:8)
"How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
Human Expression (Psalm 119:103)
". . . I am about to spit you out of my mouth."
Jesus (Revelation 3:16)
Taken together, a very simple metaphor which seems to run through Scripture is that of taste. And since Paul is fond of speaking about faith and fruit, it might just be that this is appropriate for gauging the content of our holiness. When called to taste and see God, it is classified as good. Yet when he has 'tasted' our works, he seeks to spew it out of his mouth. There are other ways in which we can see that the sum of our lives are detestable to the divine holiness, but his goodness is able to change our badness. Almost as if a good banana was placed in a bowl of rotten fruit and caused the entire bowl to become good.
Brief and simple. But an interesting take.