When Moses approached the burning bush, God stopped him with the comment about the land being holy.
The energy in the verse points to Moses and his need to remove his sandals. Throughout the relationship between Israel and Yahweh, there is an abundance of focus on humanity’s responsibility to prepare themselves with highly specialized sanctification processes before approaching God. We will deal with that detail later.
The point in today’s blog is that the land became holy just because God was on it. Man has to expend effort to sanctify himself. God is so intensely holy that the environment around Him became holy simply because of His presence.
When the Tabernacle and Temple were complete, God simply came. He did not have to say anything or perform any ceremonial action. There was no prolonged process of marinating the building materials in His glory. There was no debate or discussion over whether His glory was effective.
His glory filling the building sanctifying it with finality.
This is the God whom we serve.
Join me in a celebration of His sanctifying power through the pages of Scripture.
Copyright September 2015 by Arthur Burk
From Madiswil, Bern