Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | February 19, 2014

“Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He.”

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 33:7-11.

“Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp. And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent. Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the Lord would speak with Moses. When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent. Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.” Exodus 33:7-11.

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We remember from earlier in the chapter that the LORD spoke to Moses: “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way.” Exodus 33:3. So, the LORD would only go as close to the people as Moses’ tent, “a good distance from the camp”, and “Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the Lord would speak with Moses.” Thus, we are taught about the holiness of God.

“4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;

No evil dwells with You.

5 The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;

You hate all who do iniquity.” Psalm 5:4-5.

And so, we exalt God. We worship at His footstool. Holy is He.

“5 Exalt the Lord our God

And worship at His footstool;

Holy is He.

6 Moses and Aaron were among His priests,

And Samuel was among those who called on His name;

They called upon the Lord and He answered them.

7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;

They kept His testimonies

And the statute that He gave them.

8 O Lord our God, You answered them;

You were a forgiving God to them,

And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.

9 Exalt the Lord our God

And worship at His holy hill,

For holy is the Lord our God.” Psalm 99:5-9.

We noticed with interest from today’s Scripture that “When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.” Verse 9. In a sense, they were worshipping at His footstool.

“…I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God

Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:10.

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For all the nations will come and worship before You, For Your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:4.


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