Use Your Bible – Part 6

If you read the Bible regularly, thus knowing what is in it, one passage of scripture might remind you of another. For instance, I recently read this.

Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.” A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.

When Elijah heard the quiet voice, he muffled his face with his great cloak, went to the mouth of the cave, and stood there. A quiet voice asked, “So Elijah, now tell me, what are you doing here?” (1 Kings 19:12-1, MSG)

And it reminded me of this.

How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name. “Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. (From Exodus 33:14-33, NIV)

Elisha pleaded on his own behalf and Moses pleaded for his people. Both desperately needed to feel God’s presence. Both reminded me that God loves us and comforts us if we allow it. 

Friends, God does speak today. Are you ready and waiting to listen, especially in your desperate times?

Prayer- God, yes, you God, thank you for reminding us that you are the same God, yesterday, today and forever. Amen.

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