There’s movement in these pages–up and down a mountain, from captivity to a promised land, even a looking forward and pressing toward a goal. Citizens of heaven. Kingdom focus.
God tells Moses, “14 You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.” Exodus 34:14, NLT.
Yesterday I was discussing medieval romance in the pages of Le Morte D’Arthur, and today in ancient pages I regard the biggest love note on my computer screen: a God whose name is Jealous, jealous for a relationship with me. He knows my name. He goes with me. He lavishes unfailingly love on generations.
At this, Moses falls to the ground to worship.
(I worship too, thankful.)
Lord, help me to see your kingdom with greater clarity. It’s hard for me put things in the light of your will, my vision so near sighted. Your peace covers me in knowing how much you love me, how much you want a relationship with me, and how you never will forsake me–you go with me. I want to remember this journey is one you mapped out, that you call and equip me for whatever comes up. My hope and confidence are in you.