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Fear of Holiness

Anchor Devotional - 06.07.15


"Then he said, 'I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.' At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God."
(EXODUS 3:6)

Exodus 3:1-6

Initially, Moses was amazed at the burning bush and went to investigate. But then the Lord told him he was on holy ground and should remove his shoes. He told Moses His name, and fear
shot through him. The Holy is more profound than the miraculous.

How long had it been since Moses heard the names Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Did he think he had left God with his people back in Egypt? But with God’s words it all came back to him: his miraculous deliverance as a baby, growing up in Pharaoh’s court, fleeing the country to escape punishment for murder. Now here he stood – vulnerable, humble, barefoot, unable to run. But God did not destroy him; He did not burn up the bush. He had a plan for Moses.

God’s holiness may be frightening, especially as we consider our own ungodliness. Yet in our acknowledgement of weakness, God’s strength is made perfect. Once Moses was humbled, God used him. And God does more than use us. His love is so great, He placed our punishment on His Son, so that we in turn might be made holy.

Scripture Focus

Exodus 3:1-6

Insight

"BECAUSE BY ONE SACRIFICE HE HAS MADE PERFECT FOREVER THOSE WHO ARE BEING MADE HOLY."

(HEBREWS 10:14)

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