These disposable safety gloves are so important in keeping our health professionals free of contamination. But there is another pair of gloves on display at the Ghetto Fighters’ House museum in Israel. They are the gloves worn by an Israel Security Service Agent when grabbing Adolf Eichmann off the streets of Argentina in 1960. This Nazi criminal was brought back to Jerusalem to stand trial for his barbaric role in the massacre of Jews and was hung for his crimes. Although Eichmann looked so unassuming and ordinary, the agent used gloves rather than touch pure evil.
Today’s verse declares that nothing evil will ever enter Heaven. No one who has ever done anything impure, shameful or deceitful will be able to gain access to God’s presence. The Almighty One is so holy that His eyes are too pure to even look on evil (Hab. 1:13). The perverse person is an abomination to the Lord, not only by his actions but also by his thoughts (Prov. 15:26). But being that there is no one righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10) how can anyone enter? The Lamb’s Book of Life contains the names of those who have placed their faith in Christ’s righteousness and His sacrifice for their sin.
Nothing I could ever do would qualify me to enter Heaven apart from trusting Him. The ground in front of the cross is level and I stand just as guilty as the most deplorable Nazi. But thankfully because of Jesus, the Lamb of God, I can boldly approach His throne and find mercy and grace (Heb. 4:16).
Thank you Lord, that Your mercy and grace made a way for me!