Day 85: Communication Block

26 Mar, 2016

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Saturday, March 26th, 2016
Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25
Luke 7:11-35
Psalm 68:19-35
Proverbs 11:29-31
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

“Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the Lord our God anymore, then we shall die…You go near and hear all that the Lord our God may say, and tell us all that the Lord our God says to you, and we will hear and do it.” – Deut 5:25, 27

God’s will has always been to speak with you directly. He desired to have personal communion with the whole people of Israel; but they refused. They were, “…afraid because of the fire” (Deut 5:5), so they asked Moses to serve as an intermediary. It was the people, not God, who voted against direct communication.

Unhealthy fear of God (as opposed to the reverential, Biblical fear of God) blocks healthy communication. Fear God; but don’t be afraid of God! His desire has always been – and will always be – for you. He always wants to hear every question and every request you have. He wants to bless you because He loves you; and He will speak with you in your hour of need!


Father, thank You for desiring me. Thank You for loving me with a fury and a fire I can never truly comprehend. I never want to turn away from You; only towards You!


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