2/5/2018 — Exodus Chapters 19-21
In this passage a detail is recorded that I have not really focused on — Exodus 19:24:
24 The Lord replied, “Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the Lord, or he will break out against them.
So, not only Moses but also Aaron was physically present when the Lord gave His people His commandments. How awe inspiring it must have been to stand in the presence of the Lord. … And, yet, we know that in just a few chapters we will see Aaron, the one who stood in the very presence of God, turn his back on his allegiance to the Lord and, instead follow the people in creating a false idol for worship.
I can almost see Peter in this verse — and his forsaking the Lord three times in response to “pressure” from “the people.”
And I can see and feel the presence of God’s grace in continuing to love us, as believers, when we do the same …