Day Fifteen

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Moses said to the LORD, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”

And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”  Moses said, “Please show me your glory.”

Exodus 33:12-18

Moses asks, and the Lord gives.  It is an amazing exchange between them.  Moses starts with a sort of complaint, saying “I really don’t have what I need to lead these folks like You have told me to.”  God replies that He will be with them.  Then Moses says something remarkable, “I’m expecting You to be with us.  I need more.” That response amazes me.  How does a man talk to God like that?  And then, there’s God’s reply.  And the funny thing is that He knows Moses is really asking to see His glory, so our Father answers with a sure, I’ll do it.

Moses craves something more than what he had experienced and lays it on the line.  I want to come before my Father and start this kind of discussion — I don’t have enough of You yet.  Give me more.  I don’t see You clearly yet, in Your glory.  Show me more.  I can’t seem to get by with just what I’ve got now.  Reveal to me more. King of kings.  Lord of lords.  Ancient of Days.  Christ Jesus.  Show me Your glory.