“Cultivate Grace That Makes Holiness Attractive 要結交那使聖潔具吸引力的恩典“（Psalm 詩篇 5:4-8）
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong … But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down towards your holy temple. Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies – make your way straight before me.
God’s Word is unusually plain in teaching us that the operations of grace within a believer’s heart will turn that heart away from sin and toward holiness because God’s grace also teaches us negatively to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and positively to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. Anyone of honest heart has but to check his own bent to discover whether he is concerned about sin in his life more or less since the supposed work of grace was done. Anything that weakens his hatred of sin may be identified immediately as false to the Bible, to the Saviour and to his own soul. Whatever makes holiness more attractive and sin more intolerable may be accepted as genuine!
Prayer: Righteous and merciful God, our actions do matter before you who hate all who do wrong. It is only your grace, power and work in us that keep us from the way of the wicked. Thank you that by your great love we can come into your house to worship you. We need you to lead us in righteousness and to make your way straight before us. Amen.