Clean Hands And A Pure Heart

Acknowledge the handiwork of God. The Lord God of the heavens created everything on this earth for our pleasure. How wonderful it is to go on hikes in the great outdoors. Here, we can explore the hills, the valleys, the mountains, the hidden lakes, and streams of water. It is all so beautiful and a joy to experience the scenery. Now, if you love what God has created, know that it is even better and more joyous in heaven. Who will be there with the Lord? Those who have clean hands and a pure heart. These are those who know Jesus and obey His commands. His righteousness comes upon them and they are saved. David wrote, “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.” (Psalm 24:1-5) Amen.

God desires that you lift your heads up high for God. Only then can He speak to you. Look to Him daily and He will come into your life. Acknowledge Him and He will acknowledge you. The Lord of hosts is the King of glory and wants to sup with you today. David wrote, “this is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.” (Psalm 24:6-10) Those who let the Lord into their lives, He also knows. This is unto salvation. The opposite is unto destruction. Too many people allow things to consume their lives, where God doesn’t exist or is distant. So know that seeking God daily will set your soul on fire for Him. Only then can God deliver you and take you home after this life is over. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will find You. The darkness is heavy over this earth. Satan has a stronghold upon way too many people and to resist and do Your will is difficult for most people. As for people who seek Your hand daily, they have no trouble resisting the devil and doing Your will. We are not influenced by the evils of this world, for You have delivered us. You have taken us out of a life of sin and given us clean hands and a pure heart. I love Your ways and acknowledge You, Jesus, as my Lord, God, and Savior. Have Your way in my life. My only desire is to know Your will and do as You command. My head is lifted up high to You. Speak to me, Lord. Give me wisdom. Help me to know and honor You by what I do in my daily life. Although this flesh is weak, You have made it strong to resist temptation and to follow You instead. Lord, this life is short. I love the outdoors and see You in all the creation. The hills, the valleys, the mountains, the streams of water, and more, cry out in praise to Your Name. I cry out to You also. You are my deliverer and redeemer. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

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