An Indecent Invitation
When people are struggling with the guilt of their sins, why would God simply open up the Most Holy Place and say “come”?
Now, in the community where we live, any decent person would be selective of the people they invite into their homes. But this approach of Jesus to open up God’s house to anyone without limitation, is certainly questionable. At best, it is indecent.
But when we take him up on this offer, we won’t need to enter His presence and feel like an indecent, worthless person. Here’s what the writer of Hebrews says: “So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water” (Heb 10:22).
The invitation of Jesus is a package deal. It’s an invitation to experience the transforming power of God in every area of our lives. When you enter the presence of God on a regular basis, you will be changed.
Over the years I’ve noticed that if the person is resistant to changes, they eventually drop out and never return. They want to be in God’s presence, but are unwilling to be changed.
The invitation is always open. I am an invitee who continues to experience the “washing” and “purification” mentioned in Hebrews 10:22. He continues that work in us throughout our entire lives so we can be formed into the likeness of his Son Jesus.
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