Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
More amazing than all of what God has done for us, and all He has prepared for us, is the fact He would even communicate with us at all. After everything we have done, and yes, continue to do, He still desires to speak with us. How amazing is that?
When Moses had done his best, as God had commanded him to do, his real reward was that God spoke to him. What peace and a sense of satisfaction it had to have been for a man who endeavored to do God’s will. For him to know at the end of the day, God was pleased with him. God spoke with him in that special Holy Place.
It probably should be amazing to us as well that God would ever desire to speak to us, or even hear from us at all. Just think about it for a moment. Think of how we treat people around us who have done some silly little insignificant thing that has made us mad. We either yell at them, or often will just shut them out completely from our lives. Now consider how in the past we have treated loving Holy God. It is humbling to imagine God, in Holy perfection, would have a real desire to speak with us, to comfort us, to hold us up, and to love us. Yet, after all we have done to Him, He still loves us. How much? Well in Romans 5:8 it says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Today, that special Holy Place where God meets with us is in our heart. No longer does God dwell in the tabernacle built with hands, nor on the lid of an ark. He, through the Holy Spirit, dwells in each one of us who know Him as Saviour. And guess what? He still wants to talk with us today. He does this through His Word and through His Spirit. Will you spend a special time with Him today? He is waiting.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 6, 7 / Psalm 60, 61 / Proverbs 7, 8 / John 5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 12-14 / Mark 9:1-29
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