We have all seen the movies—The worker bee gets called up to the penthouse offices to meet with the big guys…the overwhelming awe and excitement, the looks from the others as if the person was going to meet God…Well that was Moses’ day. He was being called up to the top of Mount Sinai to meet with The God of the Universe—Whoa Dude!
God had three parts to his plan—
Establish a reverence for the Israelites regarding Himself.
To reinforce the credibility of Moses to the people.
To set up a life code that will keep them holy and special and in relationship with him
The development of chosen people was a process that that was complex and had many moving parts. God knew it would not happen overnight, and, he also knew that he would have to reinforce to these slaves that they were free in as many and varied ways as he could. Calling Moses up was a powerful step to establish a structure for their journey.
In our world, God continues to transform us—his chosen; in a varied a continuous way. He tells us in Philippians 1:6—“He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” We cannot expect to be transformed overnight—but, we should expect to be molded over a lifetime. We must become reverent, confident and teachable so we will be like him. No fear, No arrogance—just a humble and grateful spirit for all that He is and all that He does in our lives. God is as real, as powerful and as concerned with each of us as he is with those he led out of Egypt. We simply need to accept his leadership and his blessing in our journey!
God Bless You
On the morning of the third day, thunder roared and lightning flashed, and a dense cloud came down on the mountain. There was a long, loud blast from a ram’s horn, and all the people trembled.
Moses led them out from the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the Lord had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke billowed into the sky like smoke from a brick kiln, and the whole mountain shook violently.
As the blast of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God thundered his reply.
The Lord came down on the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses climbed the mountain.