Set Apart By His Presence
Posted: Thursday, February 11
Verse of the day:
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. 33:16)
In his twentieth century assessment, A.W. Tozer said, "The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God, and the church is famishing for want of His presence." Someone once said that as the church goes so the nation goes. If that is true, then our need for the life-changing power of the presence of God in the church is needed now more than ever. Do you long for God’s presence in your life? In your home? In your relationships? Jesus is the “Pearl of Great Price,” the “Treasure Hidden in the Field,” and it’s His presence that will set us apart.
Moses had a clear understanding of the greatest Treasure of life. It wasn’t the “Promised Land” that he most desired; instead, he longed for the presence of God. When presented with a future filled with large homes, big families, successful businesses, and protection from enemies, one would think he would jump at the opportunity, after all the bondage of Egypt wasn’t that far behind him. He could have lived the “American Dream” but Moses simply replied we can’t move ahead without you for “…your presence among us sets your people and me apart.”