Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. (Exodus 23:20-22)
The Holy Spirit for the New Testament believer is very much like this angel. The Holy Spirit keeps us and brings us to the inheritance God has promised us (Eph 1:13-14). We are to obey and not grieve or quench the Spirit (Eph 4:30, 1 Thes 5:19). Jesus has sent the Holy Ghost in His Name, Who will teach us all things (John 14:26).
Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. (Exodus 31:16-17)
Since Christ’s resurrection, we worship on Sunday, not the Sabbath. But even then, many people today try to take away any day of rest. Something our generation is rapidly losing is the reminders of history—whether Biblically or nationally. If we stuck to worshipping one day a week and teaching that we do so as a picture of Creation, then would our world be seeping with so many evolutionists?
When we ask God to show us His way, what reasoning do we use behind it? So that we can better know Him? So that we find grace in His sight? Or are our reasons more fleshly, temporal, or worldly?
What book are you reading through this week?