“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.
— We don’t approach God with good works so that no man can boast.
We approach Him with clean hands (innocent: – blameless, clean, clear, innocent, free, guiltless)
We approach Him with a Pure heart
Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
In the Old Testament before the high priests were able to walk in the Holy place God required consecration. And He still requires it! A setting apart, lets face it, we are not of this World! We are to be salt and light to this generation.
This is living the Christian way; keeping a pure heart.
But thank God that through Jesus we are clothed in His Righteousness!
2 cor 5:21
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”