In retrospect, I realised that my real punishment was not the sanction, but the self-imposed withdrawal from my father. I lost communion with the only man in my life at the time because I could not reconcile a man's love with his discipline.
That sort of fear is peculiar because with it, all you get is what you fear. When God said no man could see Him and live, it was not because He was willing to kill, but because the make-up of man now included a fear that would indeed warrant a striking down, for that fear was impure and unholy, and did not come from a true understanding of who God is. it was from a perverted understanding of the person of God. That was clearly iniquity. That kind of fear does not behold God.
This brought back some good feelings. I love God. So much. My God Is Awesome - http://wp.me/p3VitS-9y
You are not about you. Your life is not your life. Your life is about God. God alone. God first. God second. God last. And God in between second and last... So, if you think you have never sinned, and you are not in need of salvation, think again. Somehow, you know you didn't come from apes.
The Old Testament reveals a deep problem of the human heart: it was desperately wicked. There was no love in it. After the fall of man in the garden, it had become a loveless, lustful, proud and self-seeking heart. Pleasing God could never come easy to that heart... But God, unchanging as always, looked down in love, and sent us a saviour, Jesus Christ. By His great Grace, we are recipients of the most elaborate gift of all: new hearts. Hearts capable of love, and of loving in the manner of God. Self-less love.
I read this post again, and I just felt I should share it again. March, And My Unreserved Apology To Mr. President And Others - http://wp.me/p3VitS-3U
Uncontrolled desires are bound to find an opportunity to be expressed. The world will make sure of it. This is the birthplace of bad habits: seeking gratification outside of God.