Who can worship God?
Who can worship God?
In this Psalm, we find out who are the people who can genuinely enter into and worship the living God. Who is it that can come into the presence of God? And who can worship God? It’s the people who are leading a particular kind of life and doing things in the right way. They are people who do not lie. Instead, they are people who tell the truth.
The sincerity of heart is at the center of their lives. These people are genuine. They are not phony, or hypocritical. Why are these truths essential? It is Because the living God is a holy God. In other words, He is pure, and there is no sin in God. He is light, and there is no darkness in God. Our world has lost sight of the truths about who God is. He is sometimes called the “Man upstairs” Or spoken of as if we can just casually approach him without first checking to see if we are right with God. No, not so. The Bible is specific on this matter.
Those who can worship God do not slander and hurt other people.
God wants men to approach Him, but because of who He is, it’s impossible without His grace and forgiveness in their lives. And, the Lord is happy to bless any man who will receive His grace. That is the kind of man who can enter in, and have fellowship with God.
Those who slander and hurt other people will not be allowed to enter in. But those who are faithful to follow God can. Those who are willing to keep their promises, even when it’s difficult to do so, they can enter in and worship God. One other essential quality is that of not charging interest on a loan. Also, those who refuse to be bribed, and thereby hurt the innocent people.
A Psalm of David on who can worship God?
1 Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?
Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3 Those who refuse to gossip
or harm their neighbors
or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners,
and honor the faithful followers of the Lord,
and keep their promises even when it hurts.
5 Those who lend money without charging interest,
and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
Such people will stand firm forever.
New Living Translation
Sunday Morning Church Services at Calvary Chapel Visalia
Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 10:30 AM
Pastor Bob Grenier