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We often forget that our God is awesome. We focus upon the grace and mercy he has offered us as his children, and forget that he is the creator and all powerful God.  The children of Israel were very aware of the awesomeness of God.  They saw first hand as they came to Mount Sinai.  They knew not to touch the smoking and trembling Mountain of God–for to do so, would mean certain death.

Then Christ came and changed the relationship.  We no longer focused upon his power and wrath; instead, we were able to focus upon his desire to have a relationship with us.  He demonstrated that love by sacrificing his life while we were yet sinners.  Romans 5:8.  None the less, we who are able to meet God at Mount Zion–the mountain of promise, still need to show the respect and reverence deserved by the mighty God of Mount Sinai.

There is no wiser, no more powerful, no more knowledgeable being in the universe–than our awesome God.  We simply need to trust him, follow him and believe he is the mighty God of the Heavens and Earth. 

God Bless You 

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy;without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. 17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy

18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”[c] 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”[d]

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.