Come Join Me–Exodus 24 Final

After God spoke to all the Israelites, he then showed himself to the elders and leaders. Finally, he asked Moses to come up and join him, and there, Moses would stay for forty days and nights. For each group, the people, the leaders and Moses this had to be inexplicably amazing. No other people group in history had their God come out and speak, guide and direct them. None other had opportunity to hear his words directly from his own mouth. They had the security of following his pillar of cloud by day and smoke by night, and God said, “I will show you more.”

He fed them, protected them, taught them, made a physical covenant with them and finally hosted a luncheon for their leaders. It should have been enough to solidify their commitment to God. It should have been enough to solidify their loyalty to Moses. It should have been enough to cause them to be reverent and humble as they followed him. So here was the test—Moses come join me,

In our world, God shows his faithfulness on a very regular basis. He has confirmed his majesty in so many different ways, that we have lost count. He has given us his very words, his family and even his spirit to guide, comfort and prepare us for eternity. One would think that after building his church, his people, this nation as one nation under God—we would humbly and patiently follow him. The test is, however, when things aren’t as easy as we would like, will we lean into him or run away. Sadly, most run away. The great news is we can never run so far, that if we are willing to repent and return, we can’t return immediately. He never leaves or forsakes us—Just like he never left or abandoned Israel.

God Bless You

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”

13 Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God. 14 He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.”

15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 16 and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. 17 To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. 18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. Rejoice, repent and return to his open and caring arms and see what great things he will do.

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”

13 Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God. 14 He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.”

15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 16 and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. 17 To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. 18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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