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Exodus 24:1-11

As a newspaper reporter, I’d often find myself at an event, meeting, or scene of an accident. It was vital to get information that could be reported to our readers. They were confident that we’d provide the most accurate, up-to-date information.

Frequently, when I encountered such a situation, access to the general public would be denied. But I would show up, introduce myself as a reporter for the local newspaper and be provided access – to cover a meeting, interview a witness, or talk with an investigating officer. Often, I was recognized by those providing security and allowed admittance.

In many cases, it was an “all access” pass that permitted me close proximity to the action, take photographs as needed, and interview individuals who were in the know.

I’ll guess the Israelites at the base of Mount Sinai wished they had an all-access pass to whatever was going on. They watched as Moses built an altar then sacrificed young bulls as a fellowship offering. He splashed the blood of the animals on the alter and then on or towards the people as a sign of their covenant with the Lord. It was a solemn and momentous occasion. Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu and the 70 elders of Israel trekked up the mountain to meet with the Lord. (Can’t you imagine the stories they had when they returned?)

With the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, we no longer have to wait for someone else to share a story of an event or read the words of God to us. As Dr. John Davis writes, “The believer has an equally glorious opportunity to come into the presence of God in the high of holies because of the blood of Christ. We no longer have to wait at the bottom of the mountain for revelation that has been given to us in the Holy Scripture. Our responsibility is to read and obey (Moses and the Gods of Egypt: Studies in Exodus, BMH Books, 1971, 1986, p. 250).

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