08/28/2013

A description of Mount Sinai taken from Exodus 19   “Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, “Be careful that you do not go up the mountain or touch the foot of it.  Whoever touches the foot of the mountain shall surely be put to death”… there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast.  Everyone in the camp trembled.  Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire.  The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently, and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder.”

What a terrifying sight to behold!  What a terrifying demand that was given on this mountain!  A holy, perfect God handing down His law in the form of the Ten Commandments demanding that His people keep it perfectly! 

This WAS and still IS a terrifying demand for all those who try to earn their way to heaven by keeping God’s law for the Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”(Romans 3:23)  No one has fulfilled God’s demand.

That is… until Jesus.  Jesus came to this world to live the perfect life we could not… and He did!  Jesus came to this world to fulfill God’s demands of the law on our behalf… and He did!  Jesus came to this world to suffer the punishment we deserved for failing to keep God’s demands… and He did!  Jesus came to make peace between our God and us… and He did!  Jesus came to this world to give us eternal salvation free of charge… and He did! 

The demands of the Law given on Mount Sinai no longer terrify us, no longer are a burden on our shoulders because Jesus has done it all for us!  Jesus certainly is the only Way to heaven, the only Truth, and the only reason we have eternal Life!

Thankful that Jesus fulfilled God’s demands on my behalf and won for me salvation free of charge, just like you,

Pastor Schumann

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