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.”
I was thinking about our thought of “Come Up”. I began to wonder about some things. One thing I thought about is that the children of Israel were not invited to approach. I wondered why. Maybe it was God’s infinite foreknowledge. He knew that they would soon sin against Him. Maybe it was the He knew their hearts so He just kept them at arm’s length so to speak.
The children of Israel could have kept themselves clean and ready to approach; but, for some reason that God knows they were not invited. I wish I knew the reason. God does not share that with us. So, we must look at their example and just simply try to learn from their failures and short comings.
Even better than that we now have an Advocate in Jesus Christ. When He died on the cross He made it possible for us to have constant access. The only limitation is our sinfulness. If we are in a right relationship with our Father then we can come into His presence with confidence. Praise His name!
So, how are you doing?