Day 212: A Pure Heart

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Sunday, July 31st, 2016
2 Chronicles 29:1-36
Romans 14:1-23
Psalm 24:1-10
Proverbs 20:12
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. – Ps 24:3-4

David very thoroughly outlines the requirements for blessings and righteousness. Any man or woman who wishes to enjoy God’s presence must have clean hands and a pure heart. He or she must live a life that is idol-free, and never lie. We must be perfect to enter into God’s presence.

But guess what? It’s impossible to be perfect! Every single one of us has sinned, and every single one of us has idols. Try as we might, sometimes our hands get dirty, and our hearts are impure. We all have idols, and we all tell lies.

All of us come up short; and that is why we need Jesus. When we put our faith in the finished work of the Cross, we are clothed with the righteousness only Jesus deserves! God looks at us and sees His Only Son Jesus Christ; and just as Jesus will be welcomed into His presence for all eternity, so too shall we be.

Invite Jesus Christ into your life, and accept the glory and honor only He deserves.

Prayer:

Father, I know the blood of Jesus gives me clean hands and a pure heart! Thank You for the Cross. Thank You I am Heaven-bound! Thank You I am free from sin, in Jesus’ name!

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See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-212-by-faith/

See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-212-hearing-from-god/

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