The Daily Word: Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
…and the Lord said to Moses: “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.” – Lev 16:2
Under the Old Covenant, Aaron had to perfectly time his approach. He couldn’t come to God “at just any time.” He had to wait until God appeared above the mercy seat. If he came when he wasn’t called, he would die!
Thank God for our New Covenant of grace through Jesus Christ. The writer of Hebrews says we get to, “…come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb 4:16). We don’t have to time our approach, because God is always available! Jesus died for our sins; and that means we get to come to God whenever we want! Because of the Cross, we don’t have to worry if God will receive us and listen to our request; we know we will find grace to help whenever we are in need!
God wants to hear from you. Some days you won’t feel Him; but that doesn’t mean He’s not moving. Some days, you won’t see Him; but that doesn’t mean He’s not there. His presence is available: living in you, and all around you. All you have to do is come in!
Father, thank You for making Yourself available! Make me a lover of Your presence. Help me to enter into Your presence: unashamed and unafraid, knowing You will receive me with grace!
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