Hebrews 12:28 – Verse of the Day 11/14/14
Can you imagine being in the middle of a major earthquake? How would it feel? What would you think? Would you be frightened? Sometimes life itself doesn’t feel that different. Our experiences can be unsettling, and often difficulties can shake our faith to the core.
In Hebrews 12, the author remembers that in the Old Testament God commanded the people not even to touch Mount Sinai because they would die if they came into God’s presence without having their sins forgiven, and now under the New Covenant we have that forgiveness. The ability to worship, and the confidence that comes from drawing near to God is certain and cannot be shaken.
In a world that values the casual, the fleeting and the trivial, God has given us a great gift. He calls us to respond with thankfulness and to worship him with seriousness, steadfastness, and careful reflection. As you remember that God has forgiven your sin and enabled you to come before Him in all His splendor, ask Him to help you to learn to worship Him according to His desires. What a wonderful gift to enter into the presence of the true and living God. Give thanks in your heart as you praise Him.