fire and mission

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fire and mission

Deuteronomy 5:5 At that time I was standing between Yahveh and you to report the word of Yahveh to you, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain. And this is what he said:

Deuteronomy 5:6 I am Yahveh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

fire and mission

Moses interceded for the Israelites because they were afraid of the manifestation of God as fire on the mountain. Why was Moses not afraid? He had seen God manifest as fire before. His memory of the burning bush experience gave him courage to face God again. He was also in a unique position to recognize that God used fire as a catalyst for mission. So Moses understood that God was calling the Israelites to respond to his deliverance in Egypt by walking free from idolatry and the failure of the past.

Lord, you are still a consuming fire. Show us how to rescue as many as possible from your coming wrath.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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