The meeting with God and his people at Sinai after they left Egypt was unique in so many ways. God’s people actually agreed to obey their God. They sealed the covenant with blood. God was good with this, and showed that he was good with this by enjoying a fellowship meal with the leaders of his people.
God never intended his people to stay at Mt. Sinai. Moses was trembling with fear at the sight. There is nothing wrong with going to hear God’s law, but the final destination is Mt. Zion. We are there because of what Jesus has done. Don’t choose the wrong mountain.
The events of the week have given emphasis to our theme this Sunday. There are many questions as the why of hatred and murder. There are few satisfying answers. Our God redirects us to his love. It is that love alone that can transform a heart from death to life, from anger to peace, hatred to hope.
We are gifted for ministry. The trouble comes with our sin. There is jealousy, pride and despair among the people of God. Sometimes the trouble with the ministry of the church are the ministers! We get in the way of God’s work. See how God steps in with his mercy!
When the crowds showed up looking for Jesus, they didn’t care that he offered forgiveness for their sins. They didn’t care that the door of heaven was open. All they cared about was another free meal. May we always see Jesus as the Bread of Life for our souls.