This Psalm expresses a fundamental question of the human heart: how can we approach God? God is both the sovereign Lord and the King of glory to whom we owe our total allegiance and before whom we are exposed as rebels. This means that none of us can approach the Lord and live. We need another – the king of glory himself, who in Jesus Christ has entered our time and space to stand in the presence of the Lord for us, and with us and in us. Through his atonement, we can stand before the Lord clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.