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Exodus 20:18-21 (NIV)
18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
John 3:19-20 (NIV)
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
Not much as changed with man. He still does not want to come into the light. He refuses and becomes uncomfortable with the presence of God. Fear of his nakedness being exposed His soul laid open to God. There are so many reason, but they want to continue to live in sin and not be confronted with it. It is time to come into the light. There will be a day when all men’s sins will be exposed, you can’t avoid it. Come now and enjoy His forgiveness and presence, or wait and suffer His wrath. Seems like a no brainer but men are wicked and want to do as they please. Becky and I have discussed this and how people become uncomfortable in church when God’s glory shows up. Sad but true. I have wondered if people were to come into the room where I pray for people during the night if they could even stand under His presence. Would not trade it for the world.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane