Friday, February 11, 2011


Each year of reading God's Word, I come to love Moses more. Today, after reading about Moses spending 40 nights and days with the LORD on the Mount the words - he wasn't aware that his face had become radiant- just jumped at me. He wasn't even aware of not eating for 40 days and night, he wasn't aware that he looked different, he was just Moses being obedient to God. He was a special man. He interceded continually for the people and stood up for them continually. He was an humble man that loved the Lord.

Today reading it struck me that some people begrudge giving God a hour on Sunday morning much less 40 days and nights without food! We just don't get it! Moses was so into worship and spending this time with the LORD he didn't realize how much time had passed! The radiance that showed on Moses was an honor that God gave him that he didn't even realize. Other people realized it that they would respect and honor and perhaps not question Moses again. God wanted to honor Moses, but Moses wanted all honor and glory to God, so at this point he covered his face. It was after the realization that others saw the radiance that the veil was placed over his face by Moses. Moses wanted no honor and glory all was to go to God! Wow, what a lesson we all need to learn from Moses!

Do you notice that when he returned to speak with the Lord he took the veil off? Why do you think? I think because God knows and sees all...we are unveiled before God. We like to think perhaps that the ugly things we do or say each day are hidden before God, but not so...we are naked before God, the good and the bad are right there and Moses knew this and took the veil off!

Sweet blessings,

Prayer Special - Today we pray for Albania which lays on the Adriatic Sea next to Greece. The people of Albania are on a long road to recovery after the atheistic communism. Islam is the largest religion practiced in Albania. We need more Christian leaders in Albania to lead the people to Christianity. The economy is the second poorest in Europe, which leads to lots of corruption among their leaders.

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I feel the same way about Moses. Today's reading was filled with so much "good stuff."

My favorite passage today was Exodus 34: 5-7. "Then the Lord came down in a cloud and stood there with Moses; and the Lord called out His own name, YAHWEH. The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, "YAHWEH! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected - even children in the third and fourth generations."

Then Moses fell to the ground and worshipped. Wow! The God Who Speaks. This is what He said about Himself!