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“For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the Lord. There I will meet you and speak to you; there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory.” (Exodus 29:42-43)
God wants to meet with you. Not only does He want to meet with you, but He also provides the way for it to happen. When God led the Israelites out of Egypt with Moses as their leader, the idea of meeting with God probably sounded a bit foreign.
They had heard about the God of the fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They had seen God’s miraculous power as He brought the plagues on the Egyptians and provided a way for their escape. Yet they didn’t know how to approach this holy and awesome God.
God tells Moses how to construct the tabernacle, the altar, the Ark of the Covenant and the atonement cover, so that a sinful people could meet with a holy God. Then He makes a solemn promise, repeating it for emphasis:
“I will meet with you.” (Exodus 25:22; 30:6; 30:36)
Those things symbolized and foreshadowed the coming of Jesus and His death, which would make atonement for our sins – the only way a sinful people may meet with a holy God. God made a place for us to meet Him and that place is the cross. Every time we to go to God, through His Son Jesus, God will meet with us. What a wonderful promise!
Righteous and holy God, thank you for providing a way for me to come into Your presence. Thank you that You promise to meet with me. Help me not to neglect the wonderful privilege You have given to me. Amen
Questions: How does knowing God will meet with you impact your life? What is the significance of God meeting with us rather than us meeting with God?