Monday, February 10, 2014

Yahweh, Day 41


Day 41 Yahweh... Proclaiming... His Name to Man's Spiritual Dullness... #11

Yahweh has just appeared to Moses ... declared His intention and character to Moses ... Moses rightly bows down in wonder and awe ... then asks God if God will accept Moses and Israel ... even in light of the fact that Yahweh has just declared that that was in fact His intention!

Can we dare imagine how frustrated God must become with humanity?

Exodus 34:8-10 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
8 Moses immediately bowed down to the ground and worshiped.
9 Then he said, "My Lord, if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Even though this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wrongdoing and sin, and accept us as Your own possession."
10 And the Lord responded: "Look, I am making a covenant. I will perform wonders in the presence of all your people that have never been done in all the earth or in any nation. All the people you live among will see the Lord's work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring..."

One can almost hear exasperation in Yahweh's opening in verse 10: "Look, I am making a covenant!" (exclamation mark my addition for emphasis!)  Would that we could learn to take Yahweh at His Word ... the first time ... and never doubt in the tumult what He has revealed in the heart.

Some would object that Yahweh seldom if ever speaks to them.  No ... Yahweh is always speaking to the heart of humanity ... to you ... we must learn to listen ... and be willing to hear ... and believe ... what He says.

Intercessory Prayer:  Oh Father!  We are so weak!  We often question that which You have spoken and revealed to us!  You have given to us Your Word.  You have given to us Your Son.  You have given to us Your Spirit.  You have given to us Your gifts.  Yet we doubt.  Oh God!  Forgive!  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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