“Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.”
Psalms 24:3-4 NLT
Even though this psalm was written more than 3000 years ago some questions that trouble human mind remain the same.
”Who is worthy enough and who can be qualified for special honours”?
”Who can seat in a place of merit and be God’s best friend?”
“Who deserves VIP treatment?”
The answer given then is something that if we all obliged to, the world would be a better place. The criteria required for that place of honour shakes our modern world ideals, for its not based on the colour of our skin, our social background, our birthrights, our bank account status, our talent and our wealth, but on our character.
Clean hands speaks of our activity, pure heart speaks of our motives and intentions, meaning the whole character.
Very much in line with what Martin Luther King Jr spoke on his famous speech in 1963.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”MLK
This week has been another tragic week that has shaken us again and has reminded us of the fragility of us humans who are driven by pride, fear and corruption.
Another life taken from racism weapon and the world is in an uproar, we are made to think and feel what matters most in life and each other.
We remember again that:
We, all of us, all people of the world, are made in the image of God, we all carry his fingerprint, we are valuable and worthy of respect and honour because of that -period!
If we have done wrong we carry the consequences of our wrongdoings, but still everyone deserves to treated with dignity and respect.
There is no supremacy race, there is no a people above others, for we have all fallen and been offered salvation by the same saviour, Jesus.
We all stand before God on the same grounds, grace through Jesus Christ.
We are equal, we are one. Love should be our first response.