“Do not come any closer, God said. Take off your sandals,
for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”
God spoke to Moses from the burning bush, but why was Moses told to take his shoes off? Well some of the answer can be found in Asian culture. What?? Nico, have you lost it? Flipped your lid? No my friends, lets think about this for a second.
Many in Asia will take off their shoes at the door. You see, shoes are considered for outside. The home is held as being very special indeed, and the dirt from outside is to be kept outside. We do this at our house too, and it is a wonderful way of having a cleaner home.
So Moses’ sandals were not clean and to meet with God, he needed an awareness of the holiness of God. Remember all the verses about clean and unclean throughout the Old Testament? And the beautiful lesson that Moses learned that day, holds an illustration for us when we meet with God through prayer.
When we meet with God let us make sure that we have clean hearts, for God is holy. Yes, He is love also, but God never gave up His holiness. He is not one or the other, He is both at the same time!
Were the rocks and sand of that mountain holy? Probably not. The place was holy, simply because God – was there.
Are your shoes placed outside the door?
Heavenly Father, help us to be holy, to live holy lives. Thank You My God that You are both holy, and You are love. Thank you that we can each meet with You through prayer. Hallelujah!
Be with us and bless us with Your presence when we pray! Amen and amen.
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quote from the NIV Bible