May 5, 2019
Holiness to the Jew was (and is) absolutely essential and not to be taken lightly. God Himself is perfect holiness and calls us to be holy just as He is. Throughout Scripture the concept of “stones of fire” shows up several times to enunciate the presence of God, cleansing and purging of confessed sin, and the destruction of defiant evil and unrepentant sin. When we see God’s consuming fire and perfect holiness (His “stones of fire”) we must ask, “who may stand in His holy place?” – for we are unrighteous and deserve his holy judgment. Yet these stones of fire is also a reminder of God’s burning mercy. In this sobering message, Pastor Eric Ludy examines the “stones of fire” throughout Scripture and calls us to tread honorably upon the sacred grounds of God’s righteous judgment.