Anyone who thinks that God doesn't care about formalities hasn't read Exodus. The problem with God being holy and humanity being unholy is that we cannot approach Him in a haphazard manner. Certainly with Christ's advent on earth and death for our sins, we have access to God in a way that those in living in the days of the Old Testament never did. However, my personal fear is that we have made God too familiar in the modern Church. There is a lack of reverence for His holiness. When the tabernacle was designed, the was a curtain protecting people from the most holy place and God's presence. I have to believe that Moses had a very respect for God. We would be wise in modern American to do the same.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.