Saturday, October 23, 2021

God is an All Natural God

Exodus 20:

24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

If you want to get to know God well, all you have to do is read and get to know His laws.

God doesn't like fake. He doesn't like short cuts. And, He clings to morality. Everything is black or white when it comes to God. There is no grey area.

God would rather you go out and find a big rock somewhere and use it to pray on. He doesn't want fancy carved benches, altars made by expensive carpenters that sit in front of the pulpit at churches, or people who vainly climb to the tops of the steps to be seen. He doesn't like anyone to display their nakedness to the world. God created you naked, then covered your shame in the Garden for a reason.

Staying covered and hiding your nakedness means that you are ashamed of your sin. To display and bare all only allows others to see your sin and be influenced by it.

God wants you right where you are -- unedited, unadulterated, untarnished, unchipped, and yes, unworthy. He is the potter. HE wants you to be the clay!

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