If the light is the physical representation of Yeshua, how important would it be to have it continue forever as He does?
Commandments rule the actions, or physical side of the house, where the testimony of Yeshua rules the spiritual.
People today have this mental image of cherubim as these cute, fat little angels who go around making people fall in love with each other.
The people witnessed the power and might of YHVH and His ability to judge with a fierceness those who go against Him. This would not be something to enter into lightly in the least!
He knows His people so well, both in their needs and limitations.
I have to say, it makes so much more sense to deal with a God who values fairness in this respect!
Food for thought… The tablets of the law have not yet been given right? So then by what law is Moses judging if it didn’t exist prior to the encounter at Sinai? I believe the law has been with us since the beginning which is why we see examples of sacrifices and clean vs. unclean throughout Genesis.
Isn’t this so like us? We have to test limits, push against boundaries, and learn even simple things the hard way.
This week’s Torah Portion according to a 3-year schedule takes us to Exodus 15:19-16:24.
**Trigger warning: This post is raw and real, it talks about life, death, challenges to faith, and may or may not be what you need to hear today.