The shining face of Moses

Exodus 34:29-35.. 29 It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him. 30 So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 Then Moses…32  commanded them to do everything that the Lord had spoken to him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

 Moses’ face shone because he was speaking with God. A small part of God’s glory had passed to the face of Moses, and it was such a glorious spectacle that all the people stood in fear. It was impossible for Moses to remain unchanged after his intimate encounter with God. His shining face bore witness to the breathtaking glory he beheld.

As sinners, we deserve the full, direct force of God’s wrath. Yet because Jesus took God’s entire wrath for the disciple’s sin [and even those who reject Him] upon Himself, He now stands as disciple’s intercessor, pleading our case before a holy God. Each time we sin, Christ stands before God ready to claim that sin as His own. Not because He is in any way guilty of our sin, but because on the cross He became sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God! A

 At the time of a disciple salvation he/she became a new creature B, a member of God’s family C, the disciple’s body becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit D and we receive the glory of God E!

This should result in our actions and attitude changing so that people see something different in us. We become encouragers because of His presence and His love for us. Because we love Him and we want to obey His great Commandant-“Love God and others” F and His Great Commission-“Go make disciples, seeing them baptized and then teaching them the commands of God.” G

 O God help me live my life so that people see something different about my attitude, words and actions. May the glory of God be revealed in my life every day, at my expense, without expecting any merit or glory for my-self.

Notes: A- 1 John 2:1, 2 Corinthians 5:21 ; B- 2 Corinthians 5:17 ; C- Romans 8:14, 6-17 ; D- 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20 ; E- John 17:22 ; F- Mark 12:30-31, G- Matthew 28:18-20

Henry Luke 10/24/2017

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