Daily Thoughts : May 24th
Num 12:8 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"
What a testimony for Moses! The occasion is when Miriam and Aaron had been grumbling against Moses and said, essentially, why is he important, God speaks through us as well? At which point the Lord speaks and basically says, Well, not quite! Then He says, When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses. (v.6,7) It is then that we get our verse today.
Moses was unique. He had a position of privilege. When it says, he sees the form of the Lord it means the shape or outline of His presence, for the Lord had told him, you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live. (Ex 33:20). Yet in the encounter between the Lord and Moses there was a closeness that was unique: The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. (Ex 33:11).
Why was Moses granted this closeness? Because he was called by God (see Ex 3) and served God faithfully. What a unique person. But hold on! Now, how incredible it is that we today have an even closer intimacy with the Lord because He has actually put part of Himself, His own Holy Spirit, within us when we were born again'. You can't be any closer than that and that is the wonder of our relationship with Him today!
Think about this: Moses was called, and so were you. Moses was called into a close relationship with the Lord, and so were you. Moses was able to talk directly to God, and so are you. Moses had revelation from God, and so do you! Hey, there is a lot more about our similarity with Moses' experience than you might have thought of at first. Moses has a unique calling, to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, but then you also have a unique calling to following the leading of God that He has for you, a unique set of works for which only you are fitted (see Eph 2:10). Rejoice in that wonder!
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