Originally published Tuesday, 23 July 2013.
Consider today that the Israelites could not even bear to hear God's awesome voice.
They begged of Moses, "Now therefore why should we die? For who is there of all flesh that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived?" (Deuteronomy 6:25) They convinced Moses to be their advocate, and they returned to their tents.
Now consider the humility of Christ.
Despite His awesomeness, His perfect presence and His righteous holiness, He came to humanity. Christ had every right to stay in eternity, at the right hand of His Father. But He did not!
Consider that Christ bridged the gap between you and God.
When before they could not stand before God without dying, the people stood in the presence of Christ. They heard Him teach, rebuke, command miracles and bless. And how much do we stand in His presence because of His humility?
I am totally blown away by this truth today! His grace runs so deeply for you and for me starting with the humility of Christ.
What does this mean for your day? Does it motivate you to worship Him for His awesomeness? For His grace? For His utter humility for your sake?
For me, it cause for further consideration--and then celebration!