The Great Physician’s Final Check-Up

David wrote, “He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Psalm 24:4).

Hands. Those who draw near to God must have “clean hands.” What monarch would have servants with filthy hands to wait at his table (cf, Mt. 15:2)? Clean hands refers to outward, practical holiness (Job 9:30; Psa. 18:20; Isa. 58:711). To wash in water with Pilate is nothing (Mt. 27:24), but to wash in innocency is all-important (Psa. 26:6). Continue reading “The Great Physician’s Final Check-Up”

The Great Physician’s Final Check-Up

David wrote, “He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully” (Psalm 24:4).

Hands. Those who draw near to God must have “clean hands.” What monarch would have servants with filthy hands to wait at his table (cf, Mt. 15:2)? Clean hands refers to outward, practical holiness (Job 9:30; Psa. 18:20; Isa. 58:711). To wash in water with Pilate is nothing (Mt. 27:24), but to wash in innocency is all-important (Psa. 26:6). Continue reading “The Great Physician’s Final Check-Up”