Wednesday 7th August 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Exodus 33:12-33
Topic:- God Manifesting Himself To Moses 
Text:- Exodus 33:18
Moses therefore dares to take a position which probably no mortal had ever taken before. What is it? This–“I beseech thee, show me thy glory.” But why should Moses make this request? Mark what had already passed. God had shown himself gloriously on Sinai until the people trembled and did not dare to hear that awful voice anymore. Moses had come down from that awful mount, his face all blazing with the glory of this interview with God. So much of that awful majesty of the Lord of Hosts had Moses seen; yet now he ventures to draw yet nearer and nearer, and since God kindly permits him to approach, he ventures upon another request. Let me see yet more of thy glory. Take that vail away and let me see thy face and all thy heart.
What a request this must have been for a mortal man to make! But what reply did the Lord make? Did he say–“Take care, Moses, take heed what you ask?” Let us see. “And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee.” O how ready–how infinitely condescending and gracious! I will make thee know my name;–that is, my real character–for by God’s name we are to understand his character, since all his names were originally significant, and each expressed some leading attribute of his character.
Thou canst not see my face, said he; thou canst not bear the view of my unvailed glories; no man can see me in this perfect sense and live. The Lord grants him all he can give. Moses was in a state of mind so disinterested and confiding that God could deny him nothing which was possible in his mortal state. Nothing which could be essential or useful to his success in the great work before him.
Moses needs to have such an impression made on his mind as will carry him through all possible trials and toils. Hence the Lord engages to show him all he could bear. Accordingly he proceeds to say. The Lord seems to have felt the importance of giving Moses all he had asked. Nay rather, the Lord himself had put it in Moses’ heart to make these requests and had emboldened him to ask for things so great and precious. So God is wont to do with his children, and the fact should assure us that when our souls hunger and thirst after God, he will most certainly reveal himself to us and show us the fulness of his glory.
Prayer Point:- Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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