One Transient Gleam

October 11th, 2011


Exodus 33:7-23

Philip Yancey believes that most Christians today avoid the Old Testament because they find the God depicted there scary and remote. He “behaves like a holy God trying desperately to communicate to cantankerous human beings.”

In his reading of the Old Testament, Yancey says he used to look for ways to make God more acceptable, less fierce. “Now I concentrate on making myself more acceptable to God, which was the point of the Old Testament, after all. God sought intimacy with his people.”

“Show me your glory,” Moses prayed. The Lord answered graciously, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” (Exod. 33:14). Then, placing Moses in the cleft of the rock, he covered him with his hand while he passed by.

When God shows himself to us, what will we see? What will we do? Are we willing for him to respond on his terms and show us what he wants us to see?


One Response to “One Transient Gleam”

  1. pamela Says:

    October 14th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    If God was to deal with us as he dealt with the children of israel in the old testament,then none or very few of us will be alive. he would have detroyed us because of disobedience.But thanks to jesus christ for what he did on the cross.Remenber the case of Anania and saphira.

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