God's "Code" of Conduct
Last week we heard an outstanding bulletin from our brother Nathan. This week I decided we would hear from a familiar voice. I want to mention as an aside, that I really get excited when others write and send me bulletins to share. I think it is a good thing not to hear from the same person all the time. This week Randy sent me a bulletin to share, and as most of us know, they are in the process of fixing up a home to live in. The thing about working on a home is that there are codes that must be adhered to, and although some may seem redundant and generally annoying, they are there to ensure things are done right and to keep us safe. With that in mind, here are some thoughts from him this week.
Today I spent a good amount of time putting in new wiring, and that always reminds me of scriptures. (Ok, I confess, you will learn over time that just about EVERYTHING reminds me of scriptures!) For instance, I needed to tie a circuit in to a breaker in the main box. I am cautious about doing such things. I know that if you mishandle power even once the results can be an unforgiving death. No second chance, no appeal. You must respect and even have a healthy fear of it, and you must focus focus focus. When you handle it, you should not be fooling around, or distracted, or trying to do multiple things. I mean, not unless you do want to have a bad outcome. Even so, while I am doing it, all sorts of parallels run through my mind. I recall Uzza, who had good intentions but was struck dead instantly by God for touching the ark of the covenant. There is a way to do things for God, and we must focus. Speaking of those who didn't have a respect or a sufficiently healthy fear, Aaron's sons it was suggested may have been a bit tipsy. I would certainly think working with wiring, or service to God, should never be compromised by anything that impairs our mind! Have we not read the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge?