Tag: Sunday rest and reflection: the presence of God
As God’s people gather for worship and instruction in His word on each Sunday, I am so thankful for the promise of God dwelling with His people. Where two or more are gathered in His Name, He is there with them and delights in His people. He rejoices over us with singing and spins around with delight over faithful people gathering to worship. He indwells the praises of His people! Please find a place of worship and make an effort to be there in person if you possibly can. God is so good but He can also be dangerous!
In this past week’s reading, we came across a story where someone died for touching the Ark of the Covenant. This story reminds us that it is important to come into God’s presence in the proper way. We should not ever try to manipulate the presence of God with man’s ingenuity or ways. We must be aware that God is holy and those in the Bible who disrespected His presence, died young! In Leviticus 10 we read of Nadab and Abihu who took their censers and filled them with strange fire and went before the Lord. They died instantly. In 2nd Samuel 6:6-7, Uzzah acted irreverently towards the Ark and died instantly. In the New Testament in Acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Apostle Peter and died instantly during a church service while bringing their offering!
We all long for the presence of God and enjoy knowing that He is with us and indwells us. We must remember that He is holy and must be treated with respect. Worship the Lord today in Spirit and truth, offering Him your best and full attention! God bless you!
In His Love, Pastor John