“And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”
The Ten Commandments had been given to Moses:
“The people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.”
When people witness the Power and Presence of God, they react. Unlike Firemen and Policemen, most run away. The Lord would have us emulate Moses.
“Moses drew near.”
Saints, God wants us to be like Moses. He wants us to desire more of God, to desire to draw near.
In the Church where I play piano, the thing I miss most, is just singing God’s Word in true praise.
Yes, the simple tunes that lift up the Lord, that we can meditate on, forget ourselves, that cause us to concentrate on the Lord, and His Word.
We can then enter into His Presence. Where He inhabits the Praise of His people.
When we sing:
Psalm 84:11-12 (KJV)
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
This again lifts up God, tells Him we know all that is good in life comes from Him, that we desire to walk with Him. Trust in Him.
Saints, for me this is the easiest way to get into the Presence of the Lord. Singing His Word, to Him. He watches over His Word to preform it.
We need, God desires, that we desire to draw near to Him. In Praise that leads to Worship.
By lifting Him up, we humble ourselves, we bow to Him, we learn to Worship in Spirit and in Truth. Amen