The ones with clean hands and pure hearts are the ones who are blessed by God. They are the ones who may approach the LORD in His Holiness. They are the ones who can stand in His Presence. Praise the LORD, then, that He washes the guilt of sin from our hands and replaces our hearts of stone for hearts of flesh. Praise the good work of God the Savior, Who saves through His Son Jesus Christ to rescue us from our own works of iniquity. When God began His good work of creating the universe and everything in it, He indeed made it all very good. Therefore, unlike our own fallen works of iniquity, the LORD’s works of mercy and grace make us good in His sight.
Who can come before God of their own works? No one, for there is no one good, not one, who can achieve the righteousness God requires to stand before Him. We can meet with the LORD only because we have been justified by our Savior. We can approach Him in His Holiness by the Work that the Son has accomplished.