Leviticus 9

Leviticus 9 talks about God’s instruction on what to do “so that the Shining Glory of God will appear to you”.  The direction was a series of sacrifices and actions.  There was atonement for the priests and the people.  Aaron and his troops had to get things right with God.  Sin had to be dealt with.  That is a key to being able to be with and see God.  Sin has to be dealt with.  And after they followed God’s instruction, offered the sacrifices, made atonement for their sin – guess what?  “When they came out they blessed the people and the Glory of God appeared to all the people”.  No disappointment.  God did exactly what He said He would, as He always does.  If you check in my dictionary of what faithfulness means, it is defined as God.  God always does what He says and in this case, like all others, He said He would show up and He did.  And He did it in style: “Fire blazed out from God and consumed the whole burnt offerning”.  Not just a yawner of an entry here – God came in style with all guns blazing.  People didn’t miss His appearance.

 So what were the key factors?  People got right with Him.  They dealt with their sin and they walked in obedience.  He showed up in a very evident way.  Pretty simple.  But the thing that stands out to me is what happened when God was faithful to His word.  Check this out: “When all the people saw it happen they cheered loudly and then fell down, bowing in reverence”.  When is the last time you noticed what God was doing in your life?  Do you even pay attention to what He is up to?  When is the last time you cheered for God?  Or gave Him credit for what He did?  Did you tell anyone else or just keep His action quiet and to yourself?  God deserves our praise.  He desires that we cheer about what He does in our life.  And yes, we should speak about it with others – give testimony to His faithfulness – shout it from the mountaintops – He is God and at work in our lives.  When is the last time you fell down in reverence to God?  Actually get down on your face and worship Him?  I am poor in a lot of these areas – I take Him for granted and often don’t recognize His hand in my life because I am not paying attention and seeking to see Him at work.  And even when I do, I don’t stop and share that touch with others, or even bow and give Him the reverence He deserves.  We need to get with the program here.  God is at work.  He is doing all kinds of stuff in our life every day.  We need to see it, acknowledge it, share it and worship Him as a result.  Will you watch today, and let me know what God is up to and how you are giving Him the honor and glory and praise He deserves.  We serve an awesome God.  Same God as Moses, doing the same kind of unbelievable stuff.  We need to tune in and get connected!

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