We draw near to God through our function as priests prepared by Him to serve Him at the altar of Christ.
As the light of the Sun brings sight to the eyes, so also does the Day Star rising in our hearts.
For the Lord does not judge us on the basis of our frailty but examines our hearts for the fruit of faith which can only be birthed in us through divine contact with Christ.
While many shall say they know the Lord, only the remnant shall be found fruitful by Him. (Luke 13:23-28)
The Lord's grace works with His government and not independent from it because government rests upon the shoulders of the Lord. (Isaiah 9:6)
While the Lord has removed the Tree of Life from the earth, He has granted us access to it through His Spirit to all those who walk by faith in Christ and He has provided for our instruction in the way of righteousness through His spiritual government beginning with His apostles.
When faith is drawn by grace, faith has clarity, definition, and direction but when faith is the product of the aspiration, faith is blind.
For the Lord makes living that which is formed by Him.
Blessed are they who lay down the powers they find within the flesh for increase that they may walk in the power of the Spirit of God for their building shall be with eternal substance.
Vanity, vanity, all is vanity but it is good that we know the Lord and better to be known by Him.