Clarifying: my use of the word ‘disconnect’ means break in fellowship with God
The Hebrew word ‘selah’ means to pause and calmly think about something. God called the children of Israel to be His own. Deuteronomy 7:6 says, “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.”
They disconnected from God out of fleshly fear. Exodus 20:18-19 says, “…when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”
They asked Moses to be their mediator. There are religions today that have mediators. The leaders usurp God’s place. The Strong’s definition for mediator is: a go-between, umpire, reconciler, arbitrator, intermediary. The children of Israel wanted Moses to be their connection to God.
Hebrews 8:6 was speaking about Jesus versus the OT priests. It says, “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”
Hebrews 9:14 says, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” More tomorrow.