It would be daunting to be the intercessor for the Israelites. As God aptly described, they were a stubborn and rebellious people. But, their care and liberation made Moses depend daily on leadership from God. That dependence drew him so close to God–that they spoke face to face as friends.
Moses relationship with God not only shaped him, but, it shaped Joshua, his successor. Joshua saw Moses before and after his chats with God and knew better than anyone of the significance.
It also shaped the people. They became reverent not only to God, but also to Moses. They watched and stopped their activities to honor their leader’s visits with God.
In our lives, we need to realize the impact our daily walk has on us, our friends and those we deal with every day. They watch and as we allow him to lead, they become open to doing the same. When we are friends with the Lord, they cannot help but either desire the same, or at least envy the difference.
That is why, our role as his ambassador is real and critical. The More we look like him, the more others will either desire that relationship or at least envy its effect. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and know I am grateful for the amazing family and friends he has blessed me with.
God Bless You
Whenever Moses went out to the Tent of Meeting, all the people would get up and stand in the entrances of their own tents. They would all watch Moses until he disappeared inside.
As he went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and hover at its entrance while the Lord spoke with Moses.
When the people saw the cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, they would stand and bow down in front of their own tents.
Inside the Tent of Meeting, the Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Afterward Moses would return to the camp, but the young man who assisted him, Joshua son of Nun, would remain behind in the Tent of Meeting.