"Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God os Jacob." Psalm 24:4-6
"The awareness of sin used to be our shadow. Christians hated sin, feared it, fled it, grieved over it. Some of our grandparents agonized over their sins. A man who lost his temper might wonder whether he could still even go to Holy Communion. A woman who for years envied her more attractive and intelligent sister might worry that this sin threatened her very salvation...[and so, they would confess these SPECIFIC sins]... but not any more... where sin is concerned people just mumble now."
- Cornelius Plantiga
Tony used the above quote from Plantiga in his message today on the Lord's Supper. Wow. May we be a people who bow our hearts and bend our knees in humility before the throne of grace... let us be a repentant people from our sinful pride... for you, O God are HOLY... Jesus, we are in desperate need of you... may we mourn and repent from our sin and seek Your face for your glory!
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4