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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Who is Like Thee”
Many are treating God like He is some sort of genie in a bottle who can help them out of trouble or get them want they want. But when God presented Himself to Moses in the burning bush, God was giving to us how we are to properly come before Him.
He said, “Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)
Often when we read these words of Moses’s encounter with God, we look at the bush that burned without burning up, and then the Angel of the Lord, who was none other than Jesus, the second person of the Godhead when it uses the phrase, “the Angel of the Lord.”
But we are also to see it in light of how the Lord is to be approached.
First by telling Moses to take off his sandals, the Lord was saying that we are to approach God with both respect and worship.
The Psalmist said, “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him. O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty like You, O Lord.” (Psalm 89:7-8) And in Psalm 71:19 it says, “Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?”
But then, He tells Moses that the ground where He stands is “holy ground.”
The word “holy” means that it was ground set apart for God’s use. When we approach the Lord, it doesn’t matter where we are, because where the presence of the Lord is, it is holy ground.
But it’s not just the ground, but our lives, as God says, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2b)
Therefore, let’s start approaching God with the worship and respect He deserves, giving the whole of our lives into His service.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study