brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of
the new and living way that He has inaugurated for us, through the curtain (that
is, His flesh). . . —Hebrews
Our generation lacks a sense of wonder and reverence toward God. We want to
bring God down to our level, to the commonplace. He is God! Though we have
direct access to Him as His children, we ought never to forget that this access
was purchased with the precious blood of His only Son. No one who truly
understands this ever enters God's presence without a sense of holy awe. No one
who comprehends the incredible price paid at Calvary ever takes his relationship
with God for granted.
We will never truly understand God and the way He relates to us unless we
first comprehend a true sense of His holiness and His demand for holiness among
His people. If we are in God's presence, we are on holy ground! We must never
act as if it were God's purpose to make us successful. It would be preposterous
for us to become impatient when God does not answer our prayers when and how we
think He should! He is God, we are not!
As you meditate on the price Jesus paid to give you access to the Father, you
will come to treasure your prayer times with Him. Worship will become a
privilege you seize with gratitude. Scripture will be dear to you as you strive
to be holy in all that you do (2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Pet. 1:15).
If you have lost your wonder at the incredible gift of salvation that has
been given to you, you need to revisit the cross and witness your Savior
suffering for you. How priceless God's gift of salvation is!—Experiencing
God Day by Day