Friday, June 21, 2013

Up and Down Christianity

Exodus 19:20 KJV
And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

The Lord came down” and “called Moses up.”

This reminds me of the incarnation. God made the first move in coming down to dwell as a man among men. Then, in coming down He calls men to go up. 
  • Up to the mount Calvary where Christ gave His life
  • Up in relationship to hear more fully from God
  • Up in character to put off the sins of the old man and put on newness in Jesus Christ

I notice that Moses was then called immediately to go back down where he would speak to the people. Christianity is a mobile thing; it is a walk. We go to God for
  • Growth
  • Nourishment and
  • Faith
then we go to men to share with them our treasures from heaven. 

It is not an easy walk as it requires we climb up and down.
  • Up is always a physical (and in this case, spiritual) challenge
  • Down is always an emotional one

But it is a rewarding walk. Who would not consider Moses blessed, his final son notwithstanding?

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