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May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. (Psalm 19:14, MSG)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

GOD'S MIDAS TOUCH (Exodus 29)

The Altar will become soaked in holiness--anyone who so much as touches the Altar will become holy. (Exodus 29:37, MSG)

King Midas is famous for turning anything he touched into gold. A cautionary tale, because when he hugged his beloved daughter, she also turned into a gold statue. 

Instead of gold, imagine a touch that made things holy

Wow. 

Whether we mean holy as in dedicated and set apart for God--
Or holy as in one perfect in goodness.

Wow.

Well, we can cross the second one off the list. The only perfect, good, righteous person without a single mark against his name is the God-man, Jesus Christ. His touch on our lives makes us righteous, holy before God. All I can do is point people to Him. 

But maybe, just maybe, I can soak up that holiness. Maybe the more I reflect Him, the more my touch changes the people and situations I encounter. 

Lord, give me that kind of Midas touch. 

2 comments:

  1. We touch Him and become soft - not hard and cold like gold! :D

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