Our text today deals specifically with this subject of approaching God. I want you to notice several things about coming into the presence of God.
I. Approaching God requires consecration
This speaks to how God views us.
In verse 10 God tells Moses to consecrate the people, to set them apart, to purify them, so they will be qualified to meet God. The Hebrew word employed here is from the same root as the word Holy. It means to be ceremonial clean or pure, to be set apart from that which is profane and dedicated or consecrated to that which is holy. One of the New Testament words which carries the same meaning is “sanctify,” or “sanctification.”