TrinA20. Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9. Moses goes up to the top of the mountain and the Lord comes down to the top of the mountain. Through Moses man reaches up to God to come into contact with the God who reaches down to man. In reaching down to us the Lord manifests himself as God who not only is infinitely good in every way but especially infinitely loving and caring. He so loves his people that, even though they had just worshipped the golden calf, his mercy is infinitely greater than their sin. He takes them back as his own.
John 3:16-18. “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” The Son, while still retaining his divinity, became fully human so that he could offer himself up as a sacrifice on the cross to wash away our sins with his blood. Only the infinite God could himself satisfy the infinite God to redeem us from our offenses. However, in order to receive our redemption we must, as Moses went up the mountain, go up to God by putting our whole being into his hands by believing in his Son as our only source of eternal life.
2 Corinthians 13:11-13. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” The Christian Corinthians had been a community of many factions who did not get along. Paul is calling upon them to live in the unity of the triune God, one God yet three persons, the unity in which infinite love is the binding force. Our home one day in heaven is to live in God whose love is so immeasurable that there is plenty room for billions of saints.