Topic: Go Up Higher
[DCLM Daily Manna 28th July 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Exodus 24:12-18 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them” (Exodus 24:12).
There are things you cannot get from God, and heights of spiritual experiences you cannot attain when you remain at the same level of being satisfied, not motivated to seek extraordinary accomplishments. The things that endure are not picked from the soft cushion of pleasure and indulgence, but with the sheer force of grit and perseverance.
At the time in our text, Moses was about to receive the greatest message God has for man, the rules and regulations to moderate the conduct of men in all ages. It was too important that God could not hand it over to just anyone. Therefore, He singled out Moses. Moses embarked on this journey to the mountain with Joshua, but advisedly left him halfway, while he alone proceeded to the mountain. He stepped into the cloud-covered mountain and waited patiently until the seventh day when the Lord spoke to him. Down in the camp, the children of Israel only saw the glory of the Lord as a burning fire on top of the mountain. But to Moses, it was a soothing cloudy mist, and he remained there for the next forty days and nights.
God uses people who rise above the mundane things of life, in pursuit of heavenly riches, with unquenchable thirst and hunger for righteousness to achieve His aim. Their commitment and consecration is total, and not distracted by physical inconveniences. They rise above life’s conditions, conquer the pull and pressure of the flesh. Their major desire is to hear from the Lord. Are you one of such people?
Thought For The Day: God only enters into relationship with those that are willing.
Bible Reading In One Year: 2 Kings 18:9-19; Psalms 46; 80; 135