There is an old adage in my dialect that warns you not to let soap enter your eyes when you are inside a river. This is usually a way of warning a person not to miss out on an opportunity or a solution that is very much in abundance and readily reachable.
God’s presence is in abundance and all around us. His glory hovers all around us. And sometimes He tries to reach out within us.
There is no one who is more present that God(Isaiah 59:1Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:)
So if God is this much present around us, why these questions of His Temple and Holy hill?
Why asking who can be in His presence?
Does this mean that even in His Omnipresence, He is still hidden from some people?
Well yes and no.
God is not hidden from us, He is hidden from the things we have associated ourselves with, which are contrary to His interests.(Isaiah 59:2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.)
The things mentioned in the text are abhorrent to God and if you are housing any of these, His presence will be far from you even though your closest neighbor is experiencing Him right beside you. But the moment you turn away from or desist from what grieves the heart of God, He opens you up to access His glory.
God is ever willing to receive us but as willing as He is, He is bound by His principle not to associate with unrighteous works.
However, when we sincerely ask Him, He is also willing to cleanse us and receive us again to Himself..