Re: Verse reading–Exodus 19:1-12, 16-22 (day four)
It was a fearsome experience…the children of Israel had never seen anything like it. The Lord descended on Mt. Sinai with thunder and lightning…smoke and earthquake…trumpet and fire. The people trembled. What an awesome display of power! The writer of Hebrews said, “But you have come to Mount Zion…” (Hebrews 12:18-24) If you think His warning on earth was fierce, wait until you see His warning from heaven. You do not want to refuse Him! (Hebrews 12:25-29) The earth trembled at Mt. Sinai, but at Mt. Zion, the things that can be shaken will be removed. The new covenant promises a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We must serve God with acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. With gratitude, we serve a holy and omnipotent God!