Understanding the Darkness
“So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was” (Exodus 20.21 NKJV) (emphasis added).
Finally, the freed people of Israel get to stand before the presence of God. They’ve seen His miracles and followed the instructions of His prophet, Moses; but now they are confronted with an awe inspiring outpouring of His glory! Thunder, lightning, sounds of trumpets and smoke fill the atmosphere, and the Children of God are afraid to the point of trembling. Only Moses leaves the security of the group to walk into the thick darkness where God was. Isn’t it interesting that Moses had to go to the dark to gain an intimate encounter with God? God is light (1 John 1.5), but we must remember that our light (understanding) is nothing like His. We have to let go of our understanding, so we can confidently walk in God’s wisdom and grace. Everything might seem confusing and dark at first; but soon our eyes will adjust, and we will behold the beauty and majesty of God. If God is calling you to follow Him into the darkness, do not fear. Leave the comforts of the crowd and seek Him, and watch your life become flooded with His light.
“When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths” (1 Corinthians 2.13 NLT).