“As it turned out, when you heard the Voice out of that dark cloud and saw the mountain on fire, you approached me, all the heads of your tribes and your leaders, and said, Our GOD has revealed to us his glory and greatness. We’ve heard him speak from the fire today! We’ve seen that God can speak to humans and they can still live. (emphasis added)
But why risk it further? This huge fire will devour us if we stay around any longer. If we hear GOD ’s voice anymore, we’ll die for sure. Has anyone ever known of anyone who has heard the Voice of GOD the way we have and lived to tell the story? Deuteronomy 5:24-26 (MSG)
Wow – so Israel decided it would be better to cower in fear than risk hearing God’s voice and dying, even though that’s not His heart for His children?
“GOD heard what you said to me (Moses) and told me, ‘I’ve heard what the people said to you. They’re right—good and true words. What I wouldn’t give if they’d always feel this way, continuing to revere me and always keep all my commands; they’d have a good life forever, they and their children!’”
Deuteronomy 5: 28-29
I have a simple question for you today.
Would you rather rebel than listen for the voice of God to lead you through this life into eternity? Valuing your Faith over your Fear? Yourself over Him and others?
And that’s the memo.