Access To God

LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your Holy Mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD . . . 
Whoever does these things will never be shaken. (Psalm 15)

These are days when character distinctions between Christians and non-Christians are difficult to tell. Righteousness seems to have no appeal. Our christian walk is not truly blameless; we don't speak the truth from our hearts; our tongues slander others; we don't despise what is vile and we don't really honor those who fear God. Many have a form of godliness without the power that comes from living authentically for Jesus.
As a result, our relationship with God is impeded. We cannot truly claim in good conscience that we "live with God on His Holy Mountain!"

But David reminds us here that morality and uprightness of character are vital in our relationship with God. It gives us "access" to God and keeps us unshakeable. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 12:14 that "without holiness, no one will see the Lord."  Righteousness gives us divine access.
Having access and seeing God means we can confidently assert that we are covered by His Presence. That is what makes us confident and unshakeable.

Do you want to "see" God and live a confident and unshakeable life?
Then let righteousness and truth be the foundation of your life.  

Prayer: Father, your word is clear that without holiness, I cannot see you. Without holiness, my access to you will be impeded. Help me to hate evil and hunger for righteousness. Help me to live in uprightness as a true follower of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.