Psalm 24:3-6 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idolor swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord And vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.
God is calling us up the mountain.
The purpose in freedom
God didn’t just set the children of Israel free for a purpose. He wanted them to take the promised land, but He also wanted them to go up the mountain.
Exodus 3:12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.”
A few weeks ago we heard the Israelites would not get free because they were discouraged. They stayed slaves. They did not enter the promise.
Joshua 5:9 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt.” So that place has been called Gilgal to this day.
When the children of Israel circumcised themselves God rolled the shame of slavery away. Circumcision represents purity. You can go up the mountain with clean hands and a pure heart.
The shame of slavery has been rolled away. We are free. Let’s go up the mountain.
God is calling me and you higher. Answer the call.