12 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 favor in my sight.’
13 Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.”
14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.
16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”
17 And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”
18 Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” – Exodus 33:12-18
“Moses speaks as one who dreaded the thought of going forward without the Lord’s presence. God’s gracious promises, and mercy towards us, should not only encourage our faith, but also excite our fervency in prayer.” – PocketSword Commentary
“Moses makes it clear that without God, he cannot do anything without His presence. As an infant depends on parent(s) for the need of nourishment and guidance.
Us too need to recognize the power of God and know how vital it is in our everyday life for Him to take charge; guide, protect, correct & grow in Him.” God has sent us a helper who is the Holy Spirit which in all ways is capable of bringing us closer to His promises by obeying His Word, and by taking that next step to a closer relationship with the One true King.
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that
you have not known.” – Jeremiah 33:3
~ Be Ready, Stay Focused & Never Look Back ~