Psalm 24:3-5 (NASB)
3 Who may (A)ascend into the (B)hill of the LORD?
And who may stand in His holy (C)place?
4 He who has (D)clean hands and a (E)pure heart,
Who has not (F)lifted up his soul [a]to falsehood
And has not (G)sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive a (H)blessing from the LORD
And [b](I)righteousness from the God of his salvation.
1. her genuine love for God
2. the purity with which she approached the throne
3. her love and reliance on God and his word
4. a life yielded to God. wholly devoted / “whole and holy instruments of God” as described in 1 kings 8:61 & 1 corinthians 7:34-35
and I truly believe its those things that have led to her longevity in worship ministry and her success in the last few years. God truly does honor the faith filled and faithful.
psalm 24:4 says, ” who may ascend the hill of the Lord” the message version says, “who can climb mount God”. not only seeing him in closer range but the ability to see from his perspective once you get there.
vs ” who may stand in the holy place: he who has clean hands and a pure heart”
Lord you see me and know me. “create in me a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me, restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me (psalm 51)”. Lord, cleanse me, teach me your way, lord , that I may rely on your faithfulness, give me an undivided heart that i may fear your name (psalm 86:11), lead me in a straight path out of the way of sinners and scoffers, the defeated, the unrepentant and the hopeless/faithless. May my heart always remember and be filled to the brim with gratefulness. I honor you God. the riches of your love will always be enough. back to the basics.