Come To Me and Be There
Exodus 24:12 – And the Lord said to Moses, come up to Me into the mountain and be there, and I will give you tables of stone, with the law and the commandments which I have written that you may teach them.
I sense this is what the Lord is saying to me right now, that I come to Him and be there, that I spend time in His presence. While there He will give me His word that I might teach it. (See also Ezekiel 3:1-4).
(MSG) – God said to Moses, climb higher up the mountain and wait there for me; I’ll give you tablets of stone, the teachings and commandments that I’ve written to instruct them
(CEV) – The Lord said to Moses, come up on the mountain and stay here for a while. I will give you the two flat stones on which I have written the laws that my people must obey.
The words “be there” imply some time. Stay there with Him for a while. While Moses was there with the Lord, he was given what he was to give to the people. My communion and time together with the Lord produces what I have to give.
All of the busy things of life try to crowd my time and keep me from this which is most important. He is most important. My with Him is most important. The fruit I am designed to bear can only come through our relationship and intimate fellowship, only as I abide in Him and He in me. (See John 15:1-4). I was not made to live my life on my own; my full fulfillment comes only through union with Him. I am a whole person only when His life combines with mine. I find my highest purpose and best life only in and through Him.
Exodus 24:15-18 – Then Moses went up into the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day [God] called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. And the glory of the Lord appeared to the Israelites like devouring fire on the top of the mountain. Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went up the mountain, and Moses was on the mountain forty days and nights.
Moses went up to God on the mountain. The presence and glory of the Lord rested on the mountain. He was there six days in the glory. After six days, the Lord spoke from the glory. And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and stayed there with the Lord for forty days and nights. He was there with the Lord in the glory for six days before the Lord spoke. He came to be there for a while.