Uncomfortable (S1) - Day 20

Leviticus 9:23-24
23 Then Moses and Aaron went into the Tabernacle, and when they came back out, they blessed the people again, and the glory of the Lord appeared to the whole community. 24 Fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When the people saw this, they shouted with joy and fell face down on the ground.
Here we have another instance of the holiness of God showing up and people being frightened. Have you ever thought about holiness as being something that is scary or frightening? Why would it be? How can God be so holy, yet so frightening at the same time? 

Why would holiness be something that we should fear? Why would it be something that we found to be a little scary?

The word holiness means to be set apart. It means that it is something other. This is why the Sabbath was declared holy, it is something different, something other than a Monday. When we are declared holy, we are declared to be set apart, and we become something different. We look the same, but our motivations are different. We sound the same, but there is a different intention in our hearts than for other people. If we lean into this idea, then our lives are filled with so much abundance, so much work, so much calling, that we hardly have time for anything else in our lives. 

But this “set-asideness,” if we can call it that, means that we are gifted and called to a very particular thing that requires our love, our holiness, our attention in order to make it happen. We have been set aside, just like the Sabbath, to be something different, and something that the world needs.


  1. What do you think God has for you in your love and holiness? 
  2. Why is it that you are the only person who can do it? 
  3. Are you willing to stand in the blaze of Glory that is the presence and holiness of God in order to be ready to do what God called you to? 

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