Our God is a consuming fire; it is dangerous to draw near to Him. How could we trust to venture to draw near if it were not for our confidence in God’s covenant loyalty? God mediates His relationships with people through covenants; we do well to understand what covenant is all about.
Christians are known as people who are supposed to read the Bible and do the things it says to do. But why is that? On what basis is the Bible authoritative for Christianity?
The Psalmist spoke of Moses as one who “stood in the breach” before YHWH on behalf of Israel (Psalm 106:23); YHWH sought a man who would stand in the breach before Him in the days of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 22:30). Why is it so important to have one stand in the breach?
Mt. Sinai was the mountain of God. Israel received its covenant and Law there. When Israel left, they did not return. We do well to learn the lessons of Israel at Sinai!