THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
Scripture: Exodus 33:14-17
In verses 14-16 God replies, “And He said, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Then he said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.’ So the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.’” Moses is not only asking that Israel be adopted as God’s family, he is also saying, ‘God, go with us so that Your Presence makes us different and distinguishes us from all other nations. You have to demonstrate that we are Your people. You have to prove to the surrounding nations that we are Your people so that we are different and unique. We are a peculiar people and we belong to You. Will You make that evident? Will You continue to move in us like You did as we departed Egypt?’ God knew exactly what Moses was saying, and God did not say no. God said, ‘Yes’, and says what He will do. ‘Because you have found grace in My sight and I know you. I have a personal relationship with you I will demonstrate that we are family.’ Do we realize that is part of our covenant? Every one of us in Christ is family with God. The Most High, our Creator is our Dad, our Abba, and He has agreed to show it, prove it and act like it. Why do we hesitate to expect it when God has already promised He will do it?