Thursday, May 24, 2007


A friend recently shared some thoughts with me on Radiance in the Bible.

When Moses went on the Mountain to talk to God, He spoke to him face to face (Numbers 12:3-8). After these encounters, "he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD" (Ex 34:29).

Other passages about Radiance include "The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes," "Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame," and "Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy..." (Ps 19:8, 34:5, Isaiah 60:5).

Then in Ephesians 5:26 it says, "to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless."

So we started talking - Moses didn't get radiant by just reading the pentatuch. He had face-time with God.

God wants the entire church to be radiant through time with Him! How much face time am I giving God to allow that? Good stuff to think about.... and then act on, don't you think?

Another thought - the moon has no light in and of itself, except what it reflects from the sun. Do I reflect the SON?

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