It’s hard to beat the beach as a vacation spot! Waves, sand, and sun make for an amazing experience. However, despite all the fun of the beach, it can be dangerous if we aren’t careful. To keep us safe, there are a ton of rules at the beach (anyone remember “never go swimming until 30 minutes after you eat?”).
God’s presence in our midst is like the beach: amazing, awesome, powerful, and potentially dangerous. So, the LORD gives Israel commandments so they can enjoy the benefits of his presence safely.