Saturday 10th August 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Exodus 34:1-35
Topic:- God Manifesting Himself To Moses 
Text:- Exodus 34:29
So to Moses. Early in the morning you see him brushing the early dew away, climbing that well known mountain, upon whose craggy summits he had seen God more than once before. If you might only have seen him. If your eye could only have followed him as he drew near and entered into audience with the great God! How impressive and solemn must the spectacle have been!
Moses was in a state of mind in which God’s saints have been frequently. The utmost conceivable awe pervaded his whole soul, yet he was not afraid of God. He was ready to go into any solitary wild and meet God alone. Many would have been oppressed with a superstitious awe under such circumstances, and would have declined or at least have dreaded such an interview. But Moses had no such superstitious dread.
Probably no mortal man was ever called to meet God under circumstances which were calculated to make a deeper impression than these. Consider what Moses desired and what his heart was now fixed on most earnestly. The renewing of the tables of the law was altogether an incidental thing. The chief thing was for God to show him His glory. He was fully aware that God was about to show such manifestations of himself as human nature could scarce endure.
Let me ask you what you would think of such an interview with the great God? How would you like to be drawn into such near and glorious communion with the dread Jehovah? Suppose God should apprise you that you might enjoy such an interview with himself as you retire from this place to your rooms. He gives you the promise. Would you be ready?
Would your very heart leap up within you in the prospect and cry out. O, then, prepare your hearts. Put away every thing sinful, every thing earthly. Let your soul thirst after God, yea, after the living God. When you feel your need of it and ask it with such simplicity and faith as Moses had, you may rely on receiving it. To the joy and blessedness of your souls.
With Moses the solemn hour has come. The Lord passes by and proclaims his name. Jehovah, Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin.
Observe that the previous interview of Moses with God had been at the giving of the law from Sinai, and it is remarkable that immediately after this, God should begin with proclaiming His name. Few except very spiritual persons would know how to understand this. But those who have had the law revealed to them as on Sinai’s top can understand it well.
No person ever really sees the law until it is revealed to him and he sees its pungent bearing upon his own case. Had the commandment never come to Paul before? He had studied the law under the greatest doctors of his age; he had sat at the feet of Gamaliel; but yet he had not so understood the law as to have it cut him up root and branch and convict him powerfully of his own sins, until the moment when the commandment came to him.
Now when a man has had the law really given to him it comes in a sense very similar to that in which it came to Moses. If any of you have had the law thus revealed to your hearts and consciences, you can understand why Moses should cry out. You would see why the people should stand afar off and dare not to approach the awful scene.
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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