The tiniest sin will keep you from God’s presence. Psalm 24:3 says:
“Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy presence? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, he who does not worship idols and never tells lies. This person will have a right relationship with God their Savior and may worship in HIS presence.”
God is so holy that HIS presence cannot tolerate any type of sin.
Last night I went to bed and felt very restless. I kept waking up. Something was faintly smelling musky, unclean. I kept pulling the blankets around me, but the smell, ever so faint caused me to not be able to sleep. I always keep my bedding fresh and clean. I didn’t know what the problem was. I finally had to get up at 2 am and went outside to look at the stars.
“The tiniest smell kept you awake. It troubled you. You didn’t know where it was coming from. So it is with me. I am the Holiest of Holies. The tiniest sin will keep you from my presence. You will not be able to clearly hear my voice, feel my presence or recieve my Word.”
When we come to God we must understand He is all purity, all light, all goodness and He cannot tolerate any type of sin. What are we to do? Each day we must pray “Lord, show me my sins.” Then we must come to God in repentance and humility and ask His forgiveness. It takes time to be right with God. Daily we must sit quietly and just wait for God to show us who we have hurt, whom we have offended, where we have lied, where our hearts have not been pure, where we have let impure thoughts and pictures into our minds. The tiniest sin will keep you from God.
What made my blanket smelly? When I sleep I pull the blanket over my mouth. My breath has been on the blanket making it smell.
“Oh God, if my breath can make a blanket smell and not allow me to sleep how much more shall such a Holy God require purity and holiness from His people? Teach us O Lord to come to you daily, in humility. Show us the sins in our lives. Show us our wrongful ways. Show us where we have let impurity into our hearts. Today Lord, show us our tiniest sin.”