Friday, July 30, 2021

Exodus 33:21-22 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Exodus 33:21-22

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.”

 

Yesterday, I was listening to one of my friends preach, and he referenced this verse, and the Holy Spirit said something like this: “The rock in this story is Christ, and we, like Moses, will only see the glory of the Lord if we stand firm on that Rock and are hidden in Him!” The only way we will make it into the Presence of God is through Jesus Christ, Our Rock and our Salvation.

 

For so long in my life, I thought that Christianity was all about good people doing good things and following all the rules. It wasn’t until I actually met Christ that I realized it wasn’t that at all. It’s more about how broken we are and how good He is! It’s more about our desperate need for Him than who can follow the rules better. Don’t get me wrong, obedience is huge, but it comes from a heart of love and reverence, not from obligation. Think about it like this: We were so desperately lost and doomed that it took the Son of God to come to earth (that He created), to be tortured and murdered (by the hands of the ones He created) by the very ones He was trying to save. We had no hope until Hope came to us, and He came as a baby in a manger and left this earth as a King on a cross!

 

But take heart because He is coming again! I don’t know when, but I do know that one way or another, we will stand before Him one day, and the most important question will be, does He know you and are you His?

 

Matthew 7:22-23 – “Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'”

 

Matthew 25:21 - “His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'”

 

Which response will you hear on that day? If you are not sure, cry out to the Lord and ask Him to show you the way home to Him!

 

God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!

 

 

 

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