Re: Verse reading–Exodus 24 (day one)
“Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders went up and saw the God of Israel. . .and they ate and drank.”–v 9, 11. It was a friendship restored. Life as God intended. Committing themselves to the covenant demands (v 3), and having been sprinkled with the blood of an innocent sacrifice, (v 8), the children of Israel entered into a new relationship with God and all of its privileges. Through their representatives, they heard testimony of the beauty of Heaven. They heard the report of feeling welcomed, safe and provided for. Once again, men ate and drank in the very presence of God without fear or shame. Leaders were invited into the presence of the Most High to hear “great and mighty things”. The dream, however, would soon be shattered. By Exodus 32, a golden calf has been made and worshipped. Bitter consequences came. What do you think? In Christ, can our friendship and privileges be restored?