Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I came across Exodus 33:12-17 and thought it would encourage you like it has me.
Moses had come down from receiving the Ten Commandments at the hand of the LORD, only to find the children of Israel worshipping a golden calf in vulgar ways.  Moses went back to meet with the LORD, and we pick up the conversation there. 
It says, "12 Then Moses said to the Lord, "See, You say to me, 'Bring up this people.' But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.' 13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people." 14 And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." 15 Then he said to Him, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth." 17 So the Lord said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name."          
It seems to me that the conversation was about Moses personally at first, and he confirmed that his relationship was intact with God.  Then he used that leverage to gain favor for his wayward people.  I love verse 17.  I am counting on this to see my prodigal saved, that because the Lord knows me by name, He will answer my prayers for the salvation of my prodigal! 
Happy New Year!