12One day Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Take these people up to the Promised Land.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, ‘I know you by name, and I look favorably on you.’13 If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor. And remember that this nation is your very own people.”
14 The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”
15 Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. 16 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.”
17 The Lord replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.”
for every time i sigh about feeling lonely or misunderstood or without friends to complete what seems like a gigantic task—God says ARE YOU CRAZY? I AM WITH YOU.
companionship, greater understanding of God, continuation of God’s favor. and He asks for these things on the basis of being known & favored by God. by name.
we have ALL of this favor because God looks upon Jesus with immense pleasure & delight! AND WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS GRACE i.e. IMPOSSIBLE TO EARN.
His personal presence to go with Momo; rest; assurance that everything will be fine!
Lord help me to long for your presence just as much as Moses did. come come come come. and send me. help me not to just sit here exegeting endlessly into a gray box. i want to move, and move boldly, and move humbly.
on sacrificing- can i really think of myself as sacrificing my time and my energy? they aren’t even mine to begin with.
notes from yest
Fear God. stare at God. there is nothing else that matters, nothing else I need.
Giving an account to God
Hate everything in light of loving God