Exodus 20:25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
God has just finished giving them the 10 commandments. These commandments are given to show us our failure and need of grace. When you try to line up against the commandments you cannot stand up. All have failed.
But I loved this verse-even if you want to worship me-don’t touch it because you will mess it up! We think that God is impressed by what we do. We think that we are able to do things that are good. We think that what we do will get His attention.
It doesnâ€™t impress Him. Rather our own effort even pollutes our worship. Let’s go to Him in deep humility realizing that in ourselves there is nothing worthy of His love and worship.
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