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“The Priority of Staying in the Presence”

We are continuing the series that we have started: “Teach your Children Well,” and the first thing that we want to teach them is how to love God. Last week we talked about the importance of seeking God using the example of Moses “seeking” to know God better by setting up his own tent and making a place of meeting, a tabernacle, for the Lord to come and meet him.

Now Moses makes a request of God. His request is based on his desire to live always with God's presence. He wants to experience more of the knowledge of God to understand His ways, to experience His love so he could love God the way that he should and so he desires to know the “way” of the Lord.

 Exodus 33:12 Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me…. 13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” 14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Moses wants God to stay, to dwell, to tabernacle with him. Moses needed to know the ways of God, to know the character of God, to know how He works…the only way to learn that was from being in the presence of God. What does the Presence of the Lord bring to our lives , our homes, our families?

The Lord says that His Presence will bring “Rest.” What is this “Rest”? A breather? Rest in the Hebrew means “face”. Rest means that in seeking the face of God and “knowing” Him, there is now not a surge of worry, not a shade of care, not a blast of hurry will touch the Spirit there- as the old hymn goes.

I can rest assured; I don’t have to accomplish everything myself. I can lay it down, and rely on Him.

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