Come Up

I was reading my Bible the other day and I came across these two verses.  They arrested my attention.  Then the rest of the chapter began to speak to me.  Unfortunately, I did not take the time to write my thoughts down (again).  I need to break this horrific habit.  Anyway, I was really encouraged when I finished reading them.

Look at Exodus 24:1-2, “And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.  And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.”  The first thing I noticed was that Moses; the man of God, was called as well as seventy-three others.  They were all called by God to come closer to Him.  Well, so are you and I.  All of God’s children are called to be continually moving closer to Him.  We cannot settle for stale Christian lives.  We must; as a Preacher friend says, be moving”onward and upward”.  This is so true.

Moses was called up, Aaron and his two sons were called up also.  Then we have the seventy elders that were called up also.  God was calling the leadership to come to Him.  To draw nearer   Our prayer as God’s children should be “Draw Me Nearer O LORD!”

There was one catch to all this.  Only Moses was called to come to the top of the mountain and meet with God.  What a privilege!  Notice what God Himself says, “And Moses alone shall come near the LORD”.

How do you approach God?  Do you run in and say, “Hey” and that is it?  Maybe you are content to just stay in the crowd and “worship” Him from afar.  Maybe, it is time to reevaluate your approach to God.  We must approach God like an airplane approaches the runway.  We must line up with Him and go on in.

So, how are you doing?