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Holy Ground

“When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ and he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then He said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground” (Exodus 3:4-5).

Moses was told that the ground was holy because of the presence of God. The Tabernacle and later the Temple had within them the Holy of holies, again signifying the presence of God. Many people today view the “church” building as holy because God is there. After all, that is where two or more gather, and where two or gather is where God is present. Thinking like that causes us to limit God’s presence to a specific location. Paul reminds us that God does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24).



Text: “But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper-tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O Jehovah, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (I Kings 19:4).
Jezebel was making Elijah’s life miserable. The prophet of God was feeling “down”. Elijah was feeling so low that he wanted to die.


He’s Out There!

“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect” (Luke 12:40).

On a visit to Oklahoma, it was simple to recall upon returning home the many large and decorative casinos with their crowded parking lots side by side with adobe homes in two desert states. How can native Americans accept the new gambling attractions and the sprawling truck stops right outside their doors?