Did you know that God has only one set of standards? He’s not like us where we allow different people to approach in different ways simply because of who they are or where they’re from.
Way back in Numbers when God was giving instructions regarding offerings and sacrifice, He made sure to specify that these rules applied for Israelite and foreigner alike. There was no second set of rules for the foreigner. So long as they were in the camp and chose to abide by the law laid out by the Lord, the same rules applied to them.
There was only one way to forgiveness.
Jesus reiterated the very same idea when he stated:
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
John 14:6 (NLT)
There is only one way. When Israel tried to get to God on their own, they failed miserably and were punished for it and were refused entry into the Promised Land. Our Promised Land is Heaven. The only way in is through Jesus. There is no other way. We cannot get to God on or own or by any other way man may try.
God is a one-way God.
But remember, just because there is only one way doesn’t mean it’s a hard way. Jesus paved a one way highway to the Promised Land. All we have to do is get on it.
Daily Bible reading: Numbers 14-15, Mark 6:1-32