This passage is about entering into the presence of God. Before we look at it, it would be good just to pause and think for a moment…
You and I can enter into the presence of Almighty God! This is truly amazing. We are sinners and He is holy. We are unrighteous and He is righteous. We do wrong but He is perfect. Yet, we can come into His presence.
Back in Genesis, Adam and Eve were sent away from the presence of God because of their sin. Even after God called a people to Himself – the people of Israel – only the high priest could enter into God’s presence in the tabernacle once a year.
But now, every single Christian, every ordinary Christian, can come into God’s presence anywhere at any time and be accepted and welcomed. This is what Jesus has done for you.
We can also enter freely – with boldness. I remember a meeting I had when I was much younger with a senior politician. He sat behind a huge door and I had to knock and wait to be called in and then I entered so nervously and carefully.
Our God is infinitely greater than any politician or any other person. He is the Lord of the universe, the Maker of heaven and earth. Yet “we have confidence to enter” His presence.
Let’s do that right now. Let’s draw near to our Father in heaven and speak to Him.