God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
Thank You for today. Thank You for showing no favorites in Your world. We know that in our flesh we could never be holy enough, good enough, clean enough – enough – to enter into Your presence. But because of the finished work of Jesus Christ, we are ENOUGH. We are enough because He is enough. It is done (past tense) – finished. Our hearts are purified by faith! We can stand in Your presence because Jesus switched places with us. He took on sin so we could shed it. He took on our punishment so we could be free. He took on shame so we could be pure. Help us to live the holy life You call us to. Help us to be the light that others desperately need to see. Help us to bring others into Your presence through our living. Thank You for Your great mercy and love.
In the precious and holy name of Jesus Christ we pray.