July 20, 2018
Read Exodus 33
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Scripture- Exodus 33:19- The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose."
Observations- Moses requested to see God's full glory. He wanted to know more and more of who God was in His very nature and to understand all there was to know about God. God's name, however, Yahweh, which means loosely "I Am Who I Am," reminds Moses that there no matter how close he becomes with the living God there will still be an inscrutable mystery involved in the relationship.
Application- It is good and right for us to deeply desire to walk more and more closely with Jesus Christ, but it should also never surprise us when we come up against a struggle we don't understand or wonder what God is up to at times. There will always be an element of mystery to this God who declares His great love for us. We have the privilege of doing our part to cooperate with knowing Him more fully today.
Prayer- Dear Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to me in all kinds of ways- particularly through Your Word, the beauty and awesome nature of all You have created, and relationships with people that help me see You at work in tangible circumstances. Help me see You more clearly today. Amen.
"May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace." (Numbers 6:24-26),
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