THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 2021
THEME: THE AWESOME GOD 1
PASSAGE: DEUTERONOMY 5:23 – 33
MEMORY VERSE: Deuteronomy 5:24“And you said: Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet He still lives.”
HYMN: MHB 343 (L.M.) – WHEREWITH, O God, shall I draw near.
The leaders of Israel who went with Moses to Mount Sinai could no longer withstand what they experienced. When the awesomeness of God manifested, their unworthy natures were exposed and they started begging Moses to allow them to leave.
The Bible in Hebrews 12:29 tells us that our God is a consuming fire. If God be our father and our father is a consuming fire, it then means in our DNA, we are carriers of same gene with our father which is Fire and so there is no need hiding when He manifests Himself as Fire, if we remain His sons and daughters. Isaiah 59: 1 makes us understand that the hand of God is not short to deliver, nor His ear deaf to hear, but sin has brought a separation between us and God. Sin can extinguish the fire faster than we can think. Beware of sin, Beloved Brother/Sister.
No child in right relationship with his father will quake or hide at hearing or perceiving his father’s voice. Moses had a cordial relationship with God; he remained and was refined by the fire of His presence, which he needed veil thereafter to enable the Israelites see his face, but the rest fled because of their unworthiness (2Cor. 12-14).
Peter and others experienced same with Jesus at the mount of transfiguration, when the awesomeness of Christ was revealed. Peter requested never to go back again to the world (Mark 9:2-6). Similarly, His awesome presence is assured when we live right. He loves and desires our fellowship and presence more than our money and gifts.
Have you ever heard from God as a child of God? When last did God speak to you? Discover quickly those barriers and deal with them before the wrath of His presence consumes you.
PRAYER: Lord, in Your mercy, remove that which punctures my relationship with You. Show me Your glory and make my life a radiance of Your glory, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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