Lenten Devotional

March 16, 2018

All Day

Category: Adult Education

Exodus 30:1-10

A Fragrant Incense Pleasing to God

The golden altar of incense was in front of the veil that separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies. God gave very specific instructions for the construction of the altar along with a command “written in big print” that no other incense or offering (other than the fragrant incense) should be burnt on it. The high priest had to burn incense on the altar in the mornings and in the evenings so that a sweet aroma rose up pretty much the entire period of the day when people were awake – a constant reminder of the need for communion with God once atonement had taken place. 

The fragrant incense is usually seen as prayers of God's people and is referenced in various places in the Bible including Revelation 8:3-4.

I cannot stress enough the importance of prayer in a Christian's life. Spending time with God in prayer brings the presence of God into your life in a way you have never experienced before. Communion with God transforms you from within and sets you well on the journey of becoming the person God wants you to be. It helps you to boldly take your concerns, worries, pressures, needs, wants and fears to a very dear Father who will listen to you like no one else will and will give the ultimate comfort, assurance, rest, peace and joy in his own way.

If you have not yet dedicated reasonable time to spend with God every day, may I humbly ask you to set your alarm 30 minutes earlier than the usual time? Start speaking to God as a small child would speak to a loving, non-judgmental father and before too long you will start to recognise some of what I had mentioned earlier.



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