‘…The people stood afar off, but Moses drew near…where God was.’ Exodus 20:21 NKJV
Moses alone knew what God’s presence felt like, what His voice sounded like and what His radiant glory looked like. And apparently the people of Israel were happy to leave it that way. They said to Moses, ‘You speak with us…but let not God speak with us…’ (Exodus 20:19 NKJV) What were they afraid of, that God might tell them something they didn’t want to hear? Hello? When you haven’t carried out God’s last set of instructions, it’s hard to get excited about His next set. John writes: ‘…We can be sure that we know Him if we obey His commandments. If someone claims, "I know God," but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. But those who obey God’s word truly…love Him. That is how we know we are living in Him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.’ (1 John 2:3-6 NLT) So, are you content to be an onlooker, watching God move in the lives of others instead of accepting the discipline required to have a personal relationship with Him yourself? Do you want His gifts and His favour, but not the commitment that goes with them? God doesn’t want you to be infatuated with the Bible or the church or His blessings. No, He wants you to fall in love with Him. He’s not looking for a date; He’s looking for a bride! He wants someone who’ll stick with Him when the going gets tough. Are you ready to put on the ring of commitment today?
SoulFood: Acts 20-21, Luke 8:40-56, Ps 14, Pr 16:6-7