Son Burn

Just recently, I went on a camping trip, and I was in the sun so much that I came home with a sunburn. I’ve been thinking a lot about Christ’s humanity, and how as a full human being He was able to be so close to God, and to know God so well. It seems to me that He was completely human, and was only empowered by the Holy Spirit to teach, prophesy, and perform miracles. This seems to be in line with the gospels and Phil 2:6-7.

When Moses came from Mount Sinai, his face was radiant because he had been in the presence of God (Exodus 34:29-35). We should strive for a relationship so close to God, so close to Christ, that we get a “Son Burn.” People should see Jesus shine from us (Matt 5:16).

Christ said for us to be perfect as God is perfect (Matt 5:48), but we use excuses, such as “I’m only human.” Imperfection should be accepted, but perfection should be continually striven for.

Enoch isn’t spoken of much in the Bible, but it says he walked with God (Genesis 5:21-24).

Jacob wrestled with God, and overcame according to Genesis 32:22-31. We need to struggle with (notice I didn’t say against) God in our life.

A mature Christian needs to walk with God, wrestle with God, and strive for perfection.