Moses became radiant from conferring with God.

Wednesday, 7/27/11

When Moses came down from conversing with God his face had such a powerful glow that people ran from him in fright. Now, as Paul tells us, all Scripture is there for our instruction. So, Exodus was instructing us by telling us about that radiance.

What is that story telling us? An obvious lesson for us to take from the story is that we too, when we come face to face with God, staying that way for a time, take on God’s radiance.

Let’s also stay with the Scriptures, looking at a line from the Psalms, at one from Ephesians, and one from Paul to Timothy.

1.  With you is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light. Psalm 3610
      This is similar to what we read in the prologue to John’s Gospel where
       he says “Through him was life, and this life was the light of men.” He is
        light for our minds, empowering us to grasp truth.

2.   Light produces every kind of goodness, justice and truth. Ephesians, 5:9
       The “light” which id God is the source of goodness, justice and truth.

3.     He dwells in unapproachable light. I Timothy, 6:16
         His goodness and beauty are too excessive for us to grasp.

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