And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. Exodus 33:12-13
Moses is having an open conversation with God, during this conversation Moses is a straight shooter. Moses asks God “You said you were going help me lead these people, so where is my help”? Of course this is a paraphrase but Moses is basically having a heart to heart talk with God
Another question Moses asks is “How will these people know I have received your grace”? This same question can be asked about ourselves, how do people know we have the grace of God through Jesus Christ? Its by the way we live, its by our faith we display, its by our fruit we produce!
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence Exodus 33:14-15
God answers Moses directly, He says “I will Go With You” , imagine that God was the answer to the Israelites problems all along. Just as God is still our answer today. Stop looking around for solutions and start looking up! God is with You!
For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. Exodus 33:16-17
Moses asks again, “How will anyone know I have received your Grace”? What will set us apart from the rest of the world? Jesus Christ sets us apart by the Holy Spirit, the word Holy in the Bible means Set Apart. You are set apart by God through Christ, and the world knows you are different
The same was with the Israelites, they were set apart from the rest of the pagan nations. Those who truly followed God were not worshipping false idols and practicing abominations, they were set apart by the Sabbath and they worshipped the True Living God
Notice God tells Moses “ You have found Grace and I know You By Name”! Imagine that not only did Moses receive Grace from God but He knows him personally. The same is with us today through Christ. We have the Grace of God through Jesus Christ and He has called us by name Amen!