REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
“Then Moses said, ‘If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. How will anyone know that you look favorably on me – on me and on your people – if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.'” (Exodus 33:15-16)
Did you get that? Moses said that unless he could count on the fact that God was with them, he didn’t want to go into action.
What would it be like if each of us as individuals and the churches that we are a part of would refuse to go into action unless we could guarantee that God was with us?
Too often, we go into action and achieve some levels of success. Yet, what we accomplished could have easily been done by someone who claims no relationship at all with the Lord. In fact, there was never any significant prayer and no sense of desperation beforehand asking for God’s presence and guidance.
We are action/success-oriented people who have learned to build the Tower of Babel on our own apart from God’s help.
Oh, that we would become like Moses who realized that he desperately needed God’s presence. Oh, that we could be like him as he refused to act unless he knew that God was with him. Maybe then we could see our God do some amazing things among us!