Bible Society of South Africa

40 DAYS – Time with God – Day 31

Reflecting the Glory of God

by Noelene Curry

Bible text(s)

28Moses stayed there with the LORD forty days and nights, eating and drinking nothing. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant — the Ten Commandments.

Moses Goes Down from Mount Sinai

29When Moses went down from Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments, his face was shining because he had been speaking with the LORD; but he did not know it. 30Aaron and all the people looked at Moses and saw that his face was shining, and they were afraid to go near him. 31But Moses called them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the community went to him, and Moses spoke to them. 32After that, all the people of Israel gathered round him, and Moses gave them all the laws that the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 33When Moses had finished speaking to them, he covered his face with a veil. 34Whenever Moses went into the Tent of the LORD's presence to speak to the LORD, he took the veil off. When he came out, he would tell the people of Israel everything that he had been commanded to say,

Exodus 34:28-34GNBOpen in Bible reader

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he was not aware that his face was radiant – full of joy from receiving the words of God that were going to change the way the people of God would live in the future. We may not be aware of how we are radiating God’s word, but others will experience God in you.  Our world would be changed in a radical way if all believers spent thoughtful time with God and found that their presence effected those around them.  Take time out of worldly matters to  be in the presence of God.

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