Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? — Psalm 24:3
My initial response to this is, “not me”. I am but a filthy rag, even on a good day compared to the Lord God Almighty and His pure holiness. I have never, that I can recall, imagined myself standing before God. I am always on my knees in humble adoration if not lying flat on my face before Him.
But God. . .
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. — Ephesians 2:4-10
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. — Ephesians 2:13
Only through Jesus Christ and Him alone may I ascend into the hill of the Lord and stand in His holy place. How about you? Are you ready to accept God’s grace through Jesus Christ so you can ascend and stand in confidence before the Creator of you?
Continually seeking Him,
I love to look into His eyes, feel the breath of His whisper! Who in their right mind wants to look forever only at His toe-nails? 🙂
(and does He really prefer to love us all – prostrate on the floor – as we all hide our face from His)