In Exodus 32:25-36, the people of Isreal were getting out of control and had become a laughingstock to their enemies.I thought about this for some minutes and it really bothered me that I could become a laughingstock to my enemies when I let sin rule my life. I never saw it that way. Continuing on with the passage, the lord seperated those who still wanted to serve him by "purging out" the camp. What I found uncomfortable about the whole thing was the genocide type method used, as in people killing groups of people that included their own family members. I am hoping(because God is merciful and just) that the people eliminated are those that are downright stubborn notorious idol worshippers. However, God is just and there is consequence for sin as written in Heb 10:30-31, "For we know him who said "vengeance is mine, I will repay", says the lord. And again the Lord will judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God". But God also gave us Christ to save us from our sin. So we do have a choice of hiding in the hope(Christ) that He has provided or continuing to live in sin and face the wrath of God. God takes sin so seriously that He allowed His son to die for me. Lord, help me to reject my sin with the same zeal.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
God's grace and mercy are far greater than my sins