As I reflect upon my last couple of sermons I am struck by a common thread of God in His awesomeness. 1 Samuel 4-6 really showcase God. The God who struck down Eygpt and rescued His people. The God who used pagan nations to bring destruction to His people Israel. Wow! I have read Revelations and I see a really mad God. A God who gave promise after promise that if His people did not keep their end of the covenant He would fulfill what He promised.
I feel bad for the Isrealites, they did not have the Spirit of God to guide them like we do today. I am so thankful that this awesome and holy God is now personal and living inside of me, His temple. I shall never fear the heavy hand of God like the Philistines in 1 Sam 5. I won't ask, "Who can stand before this Holy God?" like the Beth-shemesh people who looked in the ark and were struck dead for it.
I can look into my heart and see that Jesus, my Savior, lives and resides there.
Oh, what a Savior!
Oh, what a Prince of Peace, who rules my heart!
Who can stand before this Holy God? I can, because His blood has washed away my sin.