Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart; (Psalms 15:1-2)
In scripture, the hands and heart are poignant symbols of a saint's work and worth. The hands symbolize all that we produce, invent, fashion, build up, and establish. The heart symbolizes our character, emotions, and motivation. The Bible teaches that the truth can be known about each of us by what we produce with our hands and the words which proceed from our heart. The honest Christian is one who has come to the Lord that he or she may receive clean hands and a clean heart, which will bring forth the fruit of good works and a glorious testimony.
Let's Pray - Dear God, give me clean hands, that I may offer an acceptable sacrifice; and a clean heart, that You are willing to dwell in me and be glorified. In Jesus, amen.