Posts Tagged ‘Disobedience’

Exodus 19:3-6,9,20-24 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites”… The LORD said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you.” Then Moses told the LORD what the people had said… The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up and the LORD said to him, “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish. Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them.” Moses said to the LORD, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, ‘Put limits around the mountain and set it apart as holy.’” The LORD replied, “Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the LORD, or he will break out against them.”

We come across another power-packed chapter and another powerful revelation of God. Moses is obedient and faithful to God as was called to be and God was clear and concise in His direction to Moses.

The relationship Moses shared with God is one of master and slave and the fear of God that Moses had was evident in His total submission. Is that what God expects of us today? (more…)

Romans 5:18-19
Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

Every verse in Romans until now has been so rich and I’ve found it a challenge to pick a certain verse, topic or theme to write on. Paul is imparting a course on Christianity to the Romans and to us today and he gives us answers to serious and contentious issues we face even today in our faith. Today’s passage is pregnant with meaning because it talks about something that most people never understand. How could we face condemnation because of Adam’s sin?

Adam was the first man God created and he is the mould we are all made of. Our physical and emotional self is based on how God created him and therefore he is the image of all mankind. When Adam sinned, he showed human vulnerability to sin. The sin he committed may not have been great in our eyes, he only ate a forbidden fruit! In God’s eyes, it was disobedience and therefore sin crept in and so did death as a result of sin. Today, we live in sin and death is an accepted reality but what about our souls? Only through Jesus’ death are we forgiven from our sinfulness through faith in him and we are rewarded eternal life through his resurrection. One man’s sin destroyed the world and one man’s sacrifice saved it! Who do we want to follow?

In His Loving Service,