Exodus 20:21 (NIV) The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the think darkness where God was.
Guilt causes people to stand far away from God. When God’s Presence begins to settle in around us during a worship service, do you choose to lean into God’s Presence, or do you feel uncomfortable in it? Guilt is a culprit and always will be. When we have sinned, guilt takes up residence in our souls. The Holy Spirit is faithful to convict us of sin; but when we bow before the Lord and ask Jesus to forgive us, a supernatural process of redemption takes place. Some people deny their guilt, walk away, and label Christians as “haters” because they want to continue in their sin. Others repent and find freedom through Christ. They gain the kind of confidence that Moses experienced—the ability to draw near to where God was (KJV). Like Moses, “let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting Him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean…” (Heb. 10:22). Thank God for Jesus Christ our Savior.