Numbers 7: Talking to God
I think that living through Numbers chapter 7 must have been pretty awesome to say the least. Moses had an amazing privilege at the end of the chapter.
Num 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
Moses was able to be in the tabernacle and talk to God in person. Of course, he had already seen the back of God, but I imagine this experience must have been pretty cool as well.
However, as I thought more about this experience and how exceptional it must have been, I realized that we have the Bible today, and because it is the Word of God, we can have a similar experience.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
I was also thinking that Jesus was referred to as the Word, and since He is our intermediary whenever we pray, we still have this type of relationship with God. We can talk to him as well.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Therefore, even though we probably don’t conversationally speak to God like Moses seems to have been able to, the important part is that we still have ways to interact with God. Because He is unchangeable, He hasn’t gone anywhere. He is still there, and He is still just as powerful and loving as He was with Moses and the Israelites.
Though the means may be different, the end result is the same, and we should be grateful that God wants to develop a relationship with us and help us draw nearer to Him. That is a wonderful privilege.