12.18.2008

Moses and the veil

Exodus 34:29-34 (New International Version)
The Radiant Face of Moses:
29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD.
30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.
31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them.
32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai.
33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.
34 But whenever he entered the LORD's presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded,
35 they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.

I love this passage in the Bible! It's been one of my favorites for a while. The way I've always thought about it is this.. Moses put a veil on before everyone and they couldn't see him, but when he came to God he had to take it off because God can see who he really is with it on or off. See God can see the real person you are when everyone else can't. When your smiling on the outside but dieing on the inside... God can see that and He can't stand seeing you hurting. But sometimes it takes us finally taking off the "mask" in order for God to speak clearly to us. Once we learn that God can see the real us there is no more pretending... it's just hardcore real! Let God take the "mask" or veil off today! And the reason why Moses had the veil on in the first place is because when he spent time with God his face was so bright and radiant that people thought he was an angel. That's what spending time with God will do for you. People will begine to notice something different about you. They'll notice that you are shining brightly for something or rather Someone. So maybe today you can spend a few extra minutes with God to show everyone around you what He can do!!!! May the Lord bless you!!!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! This is a very good insight! Really. And I agree about the different light...GOD does that! HE did that to me and lots of people here noticed it about me. GOD IS SO AMAZING! You are a real woman of GOD. Continue sharing your insights that GOD has given you. Continue using GOD's Wisdom that HE has bestowed upon you.

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  2. Your a really encouraging person! 8) Thanks for the great comment. yeah God.. meeting Him... BEST thing that has ever happened to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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