DAY 208 OF 365 IN 2021


Exodus 33:7 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 it came about, that everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

We are often not really eager to go out of our way to do things that we ascertain have little plus sides when carried. Sometimes, following a heavier meal early in the day, any hunger sensations later may be mild as one is not necessarily famished. Therefore, if a trip down to the kitchen thus involves a flight of thirty steps in addition to the the “apparent” stress of preparing any meal, the hustle may be deemed unnecessary.

I was looking at the story in today’s text and we read about what Moses did. He moved the tent of meeting a distance away from the camp so that any man who sought after God was required to go to it.

We might not readily notice, but the message in today’s text is akin to a module in the school of the Spirit under the course ‘intimacy with God 101’. This module is now more a dimension of the Gospel that has become our bread and butter: the message that “before being communal, intimacy with God is personal”.

When one truly sought after God, they had to do more than just the bare minimum, they had to go out of their way to make the trip to the tent of meeting. Our story is no different really: we can summarise it as such

“God can be found, but if you truly desire intimacy and a deeper dive with Him, you have to be prepared to go out of your way”


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