40 Reasons God DELIGHTS in YOU

Dr Jim Brown's TruNorth Devotional
40 Reasons God DELIGHTS in YOU
Day 5| YOU ARE WELCOME BEFORE GOD
YOU ARE WELCOME BEFORE GOD

Ephesians 3:12
“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
(NLT)

Thousands of years ago, kings usually allowed only those specifically invited by the king to come before him when he was on his throne.  Anyone who came uninvited was typically killed on the spot by loyal guards who were watching for anyone suspicious, since every king had deadly enemies.  Even a wife – and kings usually had several – needed to be invited to the throne room.  Arriving uninvited could mean death.

Thus, when we consider coming into God’s presence today, we must contrast that with what kings did back then.  And, of course, we’re talking infinite GOD, not just a finite, puny king.
In Exodus, we read about Moses wanting to SEE God and God telling him he couldn’t because he would die.  But, as God cared for Moses, He hid him in a cave opening, covered it with His hand, passed by, and then uncovered it so Moses could see his GLORY.

And then Jesus – God in the flesh – came to earth about 1400 years after Moses and changed everything.

Thus, why the Apostle Paul – writing this letter to the church at Ephesus – could state that WE Believers, because of our faith in Christ, may NOW come BOLDLY and confidently into the presence of God.  There is no threat of death or rejection but an invitation to come honestly, humbly, freely, and openly before our Lord God.

I don’t know if you’ve ever met the President of the United States – any one of them – but if I had such an invite, I would accept it, prepare, be there early and enjoy every moment.
As Children of God, we have an opportunity EVERY day with our Heavenly Father.

After all, “…as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12, NASB).  And as His children, we’re invited into His presence.

Prayer: LORD, thank You for allowing me to come boldly, confidently, and humbly into your presence at ANY time.  Amen.
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