Blotted In

Exodus 32:33  (KJV)   33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

While Moses was up at the top of the mountain receiving further instructions from God, the Israelites, under the false assumption that Moses may have been dead, committed high treason against heaven. They committed idolatry. They formed and fashioned a calf idol and collectively worshiped it with great celebration. They were happily rebelling. After Moses confronted them and rebuked them, Moses communed with God again and volunteered for his name to be scratched our of God’s book. This is most probably the Book of Life. God’s answer was clear. Sin is a personal responsibility which requires personal accountability. The soul that sins is the soul that dies. The person who blots out God out from their “book” is the person who gets blotted out of God’s book.

Imagine if that book had no name on it? Now, why would anyone do that? That’s awful! Well, it may not be that far from reality. It would have been possible for that book to be empty. Yes, awful! Of the billions of people who lived on earth, of all the generations, not one name on it? Here’s my take on this. All have sinned. All names are “out.”  This is how indebted humanity is to our dear Jesus. If not for His blood, there wouldn’t be any name in that book. But believers are confident and assured that their names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Not because they didn’t sin. Even believers are “blot-out worthy.” All those names are written in the book of life exactly because they realize that they’re not supposed to be there. They’re there because of the “divine ink” that was shed on the cross.

Hallelujah!!! Thank You Father! We are eternally grateful to our Lord Jesus! If not for Him, the book would have been totally empty. Because of Him, and only Him, we’re on the “roll.”  Yes, in our joy we may shout, “We made it!” The truth is: He did it – for us. All glory and honor to Him.


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