Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with deepest awe I will worship at your Temple. Psalm 5:7 NLT
Psalm 5 has gone from listing what God can't tolerate to admitting that the psalmist has also done some of these same things. We know this because the psalm says that only God's steady love has brought them into God's place of worship. If the psalmist were dependent on his own deeds and righteousness, he'd be struck down upon entering.
So, it is with deepest awe that the psalmist can worship in God's house.
Do you worship regularly with a community of faith? Have you ever considered that you are only able to do so with God's mercy and grace? Have you ever felt unworthy in worship? Does your worship time include just realizing how powerful yet loving God is? When in worship do you feel the deepest awe of God?
Think on these things next time you are in church.
God, because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with deepest awe I will worship in your sanctuary. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims