Psalm 24 (NLT)
A psalm of David.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.
Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle. Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies — he is the King of glory.
It is so easy to get distracted in the world. As right-thinking as we want to be, as God-fearing as we claim to be, as truth-seeking as we try to be, we can easily be led astray by suggestions, shadows, glimmers and reflections that remind us of our hope, but that ultimately take us far away from the fulfillment of our hope. Praise God for His willingness to take us back every time! Thank you, Holy Spirit for your supreme assistance in guiding us back onto the right track. Without Jesus, the Word of God, we would be eternally without hope. If you are on a slippery slope leading away from God, check yourself now. Stop what you’re doing and turn back. Wash your hands. Purify your heart. Make yourself holy. Surrender yourself and give your life to the God of Jacob, in the name of Jesus your Lord and Savior. He loves you so much He has made a way for you to have a right relationship with Him. Rid yourself and your life of any and everything that blocks God out, that minimizes Him or usurps His primary position in your life. Such things guarantee that you will live a lie and will keep you blind to His Truth and Light.
Give Us Clean Hands performed by Kutless