Please read Exodus chapters 32, 33, and 34. What a sweet day today is! Come on back and let’s chat!
It’s so incredible the intimacy with Moses and the Lord, speaking face to face as friends.
“So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend” (33:11 NKJV)
We can do that too! I am also inspired by Moses’ refusals to more forward without God’s presence, even though God offered an angel.
Moses said, “If your presence doesn’t take the lead here, call this trip off right now. How else will it be known that you’re with me in this, with me and your people? Are you traveling with us or not? How else will we know that we’re special, I and your people, among all other people on this planet Earth?”
God said to Moses: “All right. Just as you say; this also I will do, for I know you well and you are special to me. I know you by name.” (33:15-17 MSG)
Remember back in Exodus 23? Moses knew that the angel could execute judgement but not forgive sin – scary. Judgement without mercy. God is so kind and generous – as he was to Moses, he is to us today. God never changes and that is a comfort!
He’s speaking these words to us today, too – God knows you well and you are special to Him! He knows your name. ❤