Exodus 33:15-16 : 15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 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.”
In the journey going to Canaan, the Lord led the Israelites with pillars of cloud during day and pillars of fire during night. Due to their rebellion, God revealed that He would not go with them (Exodus 33:3). Moses refused to go without God, even though God promised He would send His angel to defeat their enemies. Moses knew exactly that without the Lord’s lead, they won’t have joy and peace and they won’t enter the Promised Land successfully. Without God’s presence, it is useless to have the land of Canaan that was flowing with milk and honey.
In the last days before Jesus’ second coming, the Lord also longs for every believer to walk with Him. Following the Lord’s ways in our lives is not as easy as we think. Often times, it is not what we desire. Walking with the Lord means to walk with faith and be one with the Lord all days of our lives. Most importantly, we can walk to the right direction by always focusing on the Lord and following His lead.
The Lord looked at Moses as His best friend, whom He could talk to face to face. Moses had this special relationship because he fully surrendered to the Lord, along with His plans and will. As God’s children, we must pray seriously so we may know His ways – His heart, purpose, holy principles, even His suffering. By this, we can know the Lord. It’s amazing that Moses and the Israelites were separated from all the people on the earth because God was with them (Genesis 33:16b).
Isaiah 45:2: “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” Walking with the Lord brings miracles and victory. Hallelujah.
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