“Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God?

GNT … said men of Bethshemesh as a complaint of the severity of God, and the strictness of his justice; in reverence of his holiness, acknowledging their imperfection, sin, and guilt, by reason of which they could not stand before him; nor can any. But on account of the mercy seat over the ark, or as we know, through Christ, his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice we are accepted.

We are unworthy of HIS mercy, and should always be conscious of our impurity and in our weakness we should always give the honour and reverence to our Lord God. Knowing we know we are not fit for it; but for Jesus and HIS Blood on the Cross.