Before the Grace and Glory of GOD
Moses had come down from the Mount and found the people in rebellious revelry against God and His commandmdments. He had plead for mercy, and received it for them. Now Moses pleads for grace for God’s leadership through the wilderness, and into the land which flows with milk and honey; and God promises “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.” (v. 14).
1. Pleading for GOD’S Presence to Go With Them (vv. 12-13).
2. GOD Responds with a Promise, and Moses’ Commitment… (vv. 14-17).
A. …The commitment was to stay put rather than leave present location.
3. Pleading for the Sight of GOD’S Glory (vv. 18-23).
A. Without the back of a holy GOD Moses would perish.
The following is a quote from E. M. Bounds; from a chapter titled “Praying Men and Personal Purity”;
“Praying men keep the church safe from the materialism that is affecting all its plans and policies, and that is hardening its lifeblood. By this I mean that the secret and poisonous insinuation circulates, that he church is not so dependent on purely spiritual forces as it used to be–that changed times and changed conditions have brought it out of its spiritual straits and dependencies and put it where other forces can bear it to its climax.”
Men, Pastors, Evangelists, Preachers we ought always to pray, and not faint (Luke 18:1).
The following is a quote from E. M. Bounds on Prayer;
“Men of Wilberforce’s character are needed today –praying men, who know how to give themselves to the greatest task demanding their time and their attention, men who can give their whole heart to the holy task of intercession, men who can pray through.”
Lord, may I be one of those men.