Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Two Mountains

"See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no 'root of bitterness' springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;" - Hebrews 12:15 ESV

Reading this I think of a mother at dinner time with a child who is sick isn't eating gently coaxing their child to eat and gain strength.

Grace is a vital element of life if we see that someone isn't getting it we want them to receive it.

The passage then goes on to talk about two mountains.

"For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, 'If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.' Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, 'I tremble with fear.'

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel." - Hebrews 12:18-24 ESV

When a person comes to you which mountain do they get? Do they get someone feeding on grace and giving it or do they get an order that can not be endured that will only produce bitterness?

I suppose it depends on where we live doesn't it?


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