Is God Mad?
Unfortunately in today’s world many are aligning themselves with the Israelites.
Fear of getting to know God on a personal scale is prominent. Why?
Because people in general including Christians believe God is mad at them.
Or “If I get too close to God, will he send me to some remote country on the other side of the world to live out my days in a hut?”
I find it interesting the Israelites knew they were sinning and difficult. Yet instead of consulting the God who gave them shoes and clothing that never wore out they played hide and seek like Adam and Eve.
Instead of seeking him on an intimate level, they asked Moses to mediate for them.
Relationships with God are not much different today.
Many use their church faith to connect them or lean on a stronger follower’s faith. And then there is the “well, I grew up in this denomination, so that is what I am.”
Growing up there are certain issues we keep we inherited or find common ground with our parents throughout our lifetime.
However, living on their faith doesn’t work nor will it last.
God wants each of us to seek him personally which is what he intended from the beginning of time.
If you want a new name for your baby, read the book of Numbers.
The basis for the rigidness was for their benefit.
The laws instilled fear to keep his people from sinning.
Deuteronomy 28 summarizes the blessings and curses imposed depending on how one lived.
The Old Testament Covenant laws were undermined or weakened by sin making it imperfect.
The sacrifices made would not fulfill the righteousness of God. (Galatians 3)
The law could not fulfill the grace of God.
The Commandments could not give life.
All the regulations in the world cannot give any prisoner freedom.
So what does this mean?
The law was set in stone until faith could be revealed.
And stones can break…..
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