To BE with God requires effort. God is all around you, for not even the heavens can contain Him, But God IS HOLY and Righteous. In order to be in His Presence, we must be Clean. In order to be able to Hear the Lord, we must be clean. In order to be heard by Him, we must be clean. Uncleanliness, or SIN, blocks our relationship with God. References.
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. Matt 8:2-3
Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'" Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand. What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.'" But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.' For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.'" Matt 15: 7-11, 18-20 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jer 17:9 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps 51:10
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. Prov 23:17
References: Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. Ps 24:3-5
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