Who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walk uprightly and worketh righteousness and speaks the truth from his heart Psalm 15:1-2. These are pertinent questions that King David ones asked himself as he desired to stay closer to God. They are soul searching questions that require personal response. Priesthood demanded that one had to be consecrated before he goes to offer any sacrifice. A priest had to sanctify himself thoroughly before appearing in the presence of God. He had to offer his own sacrifice and sprinkle the blood to the Holy altar seven times then he could offer the sacrifice for the people and the nation ones his has been accepted Hebrews 9:18-23. It is demanded of us before we approach God that we should always examine ourselves fully because God is a consuming fire. We are the priest of today according to 1Peter 2:9-10. We offer spiritual sacrifices to God.
God dwells in high and lofty places together with those of broken and contrite hearts. Isaiah 57:15. Our prayers receive quick answers when we approach God with pure and consecrated hearts. God is holy and those who wish to seek him must seek Him in holiness Hebrews 10:22 “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water”. Our hearts must be cleansed from any evil even as we draw near to God.
God is holy and we can only approach him in awe of his holiness and without it no one shall see the Lord.