a Living God
Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king. Jer.
"My presence shall go with
thee" (Ex. 33:14), was the promise given during the journey through the
wilderness. This assurance was accompanied by a marvelous revelation of
Jehovah's character, which enabled Moses to proclaim to all Israel the goodness
of God and to instruct them fully concerning the attributes of their invisible
King. . . .
Till the close of his long life of
patient ministry Moses continued his exhortations to Israel to keep their eyes fixed
on their divine Ruler. . . .
With what confidence had Moses assured
the Israelites of the merciful attributes of Jehovah! Often during the
wilderness sojourn he had pleaded with God in behalf of erring Israel, and the
Lord had spared them. . . .
The prophet pleaded the marvelous
providences and promises of God in behalf of the chosen nation. And then, as
the strongest of all pleas, he urged the love of God for fallen man. . . .
"Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the
greatness of Thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even
until now." . . .
Graciously the Lord responded, "I
have pardoned according to thy word." And then He imparted to Moses, in
the form of a prophecy, a knowledge of His purpose concerning the final triumph
of His chosen people. "As truly as I live," He declared, "all
the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord." . . . God's glory,
His character, His merciful kindness and tender love--all that Moses had
pleaded in behalf of Israel was to be revealed to all mankind. And this promise
of Jehovah was made doubly sure; it was confirmed by an oath. As surely as God
lives and reigns, His glory shall be declared "among the heathen, His
wonders among all people.
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