Today's passage: Exodus 33
- God speaks of sending Israel to the Promised Land without Him.
- Moses intercedes for the people. Going anywhere without God is not worth going. What made Israel special was that God was with them.
- This truth also urged Moses to want to know God more.
- Miracles are amazing. Land is great. Knowing God outweighs them all.
- Grace is unmerited favor (Receiving what we do not deserve, what we have not earned). When we think we deserve grace, it ceases to be grace.
- God gives grace and mercy (Not receiving what we do deserve) to whomever He will.
Questions to consider:
- In what way does this chapter get to the heart of Israel's (Or just mankind's) relationship with God? What is the deeper issue at hand here that undergirds all the desires Moses and we would have to know what God wants us to do in obedience to Him?
- Is knowing God a greater blessing than all the other blessings we may ask from Him? How so?
- What did God provide for us that we might not be consumed and that we could come to know Him? What all did it take?