标 题： 圣洁是没有特例的
经 节： 摩西在路上住宿的地方，耶和华遇见他，想要杀他。（出埃及记四章24节）
Exceptions to Holiness
it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that the LORD met him and sought
to kill him. (Exodus 4:24)
Moses had just received one of the
greatest commissions in history. He was to be God’s instrument to deliver the
nation of Israel and to guide it to the Promised Land. He was to lead them to
become a kingdom of priests and a holy nation (Exod. 19:6). Yet Moses had not
obeyed all of God’s commands himself, for he had never had his son circumcised.
This was a long-standing command from God that Moses had ignored. God’s
response was to prepare to kill Moses. Here was one of history’s greatest men
about to be put to death before ever performing the task God had set before
him. Moses could not expect to blatantly ignore a command of God and still be
used mightily in His divine work. Had not Moses quickly responded in obedience,
he would surely have lost his life.
Moses learned that God makes no exceptions
for holiness. When God sets forth a requirement of His people, He most
certainly demands it of the leaders. God wanted to make Moses’ life a highway
of holiness through which He could bring redemption to millions of people. God
had to make some significant adjustments in the life of Moses before He would
use him to lead His people.
Are you trying to serve God and yet ignore
something He has told you to do? Are you living your life as if God does not
notice your disobedience? Do you apply God’s standards to yourself as
rigorously as you apply them to others?