Leviticus. Numbers. Exodus. All a bunch of books that most of us just don’t quite understand. Lots of rituals and requirements that we don’t get in our culture. But it was incredibly important to the people of Israel. As God demanded obedience, he required them to do things very specifically. His way and no other way. And because of this obedience, Moses was able to hear God’s voice. Watch this…
**Numbers 7:89 – Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover – the place of the atonement – that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. The Lord spoke to him from there.
The Lord spoke to him from there. The place that he built. The place that Bezalel (his construction foreman) built. The place that required exact measurements. Exact offerings. Exact precision. From all of this obedience, this was Moses’ reward. This makes for boring reading for many of us that are detached from this culture and this reality. But this obedience led to seven words that I long for desperately: the Lord spoke to him from there.
My prayer tonight is that my obedience (and yours) would lead to our ability to hear from the maker of heaven and earth. Our God. Lord, speak to us.