Skip to content

By Your Abundant Lovingkindness I Will Enter Your House

March 25, 2015

.

Post 2013 05 13 IMG_1729

By Your  Abundant Lovingkindness  I Will  Enter Your House

Many people  of all religions  feel  that they will  enter heaven  through their own efforts  and righteousness.     And,  many  even enter  their place  of worship  feeling  they are being  particularly righteous  and deserving  in God’s eyes  because they walked  into a building.     But  in Psalm 5,  King David  shows us  that God  is most holy  and will not allow  any  to stand before Him,  who are boastful,  wicked,  deceitful,  and liars.

Much rather,  David shows us  how one is able  to rightfully enter  God’s house  and stand before Him.     David says  in Psalm 5:7,

But  as for me,  by Your abundant lovingkindness  I will  enter Your house,
At Your holy temple  I will bow  in reverence  for You.

There is only  one way  to actually enter  God’s house  —  “by Your abundant lovingkindness”.     It is God’s grace  through faith  in Christ Jesus  that gives us entrance  into God’s house  —  and into heaven.

But,  being  in God’s house  is much more  than simply walking  into a building.     Being inside a particular building  does not  make God  favor us  in any way.     Jesus describes  how we honestly  enter God’s house.     He says  in John 4:24,

God  is spirit,  and those  who worship Him  must worship  in spirit  and truth.

God knows  when we honestly face  the truth  of our sinful being  and worship Him  with our whole spirit.     In any given worship service  here on earth  there are sincere  and insincere people.     God knows  what is  in the heart  of each one.

If we’re still  not sure  about rightly  entering God’s presence,  James 4:8  tells us,

Draw near  to God  and He will draw near  to you.     Cleanse your hands,  you sinners;  and purify  your hearts,  you double-minded.

In other words,  when we repent  and acknowledge God  for who He is  —  in all His holiness,  power,  authority,  glory,  and love  —  He will mercifully accept us  with His everlasting love.

Worshiping  in spirit  and truth,  we know  that it is only God’s  “abundant lovingkindness”  that enables us  to stand  before Him.     So,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your merciful,  eternal love.”

Love,
Margaret

.

A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

.

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

**************

.

The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

.

The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

.

Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

.

How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

.

Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

.

O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

.

Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

.

**************

.

.

.

Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

.

.

.

 …………

.

.

.

 

Advertisements

Comments are closed.