As the Bible reveals, God shows Himself merciful to him who is merciful and shows Himself upright to him who is upright, we see an amazing revelation. By no means can we work to become upright or merciful. It is impossible to give what you do not have. The truth is that we have become what God is, and that is love. No longer do we try to become something in the consciousness of ourselves. We are rewarded mercy now and built up supernaturally by God. As you behold Who God is and what He has done, you will have no problem experiencing the nature of what He has given to you.
The Finished Work always reveals the glory of God (Exodus 40:33-35). The Christian is supposed to grow from glory to glory. What is so glorious about our flesh? What is so glorious about our past problems, Adamic complexities, excuses and observations? What is so glorious about our selfish and egocentric exaltation over others or our great self-exhilaration of a fleshly pursuit for vainglory? What is so marvelously glorious about our knowledge in the flesh about issues, controversies and doctrines? The Christian life is not difficult-it is impossible!
You cannot serve with self-interest preserving what you think is God. God is now, and He does not include your flesh. He did not allow the flesh of Moses to enter the Tabernacle when it was finished. God wants glory to fill His house. We are present, but only to be quiet in Him and reap the benefits of who we are from God.