Re: Verse reading–Exodus 24 (day three)
“But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.” In order to see God, the Israelite elders had to come with Moses some distance up the mountain. We make much of God’s coming to us, and we are right to do so. Indeed he did come to us—but he did not pander to us. Indeed he did come to us—but he did not give us the answers we demand. There is some distance we must climb to him, but not because God is grudging in his self-revelation. When you really want to find something, you will not wait for it to appear in your hand; you will seek it earnestly. Anything else is just lip service. God knows it, and you know it.