Exodus 24

Exodus 24

Exodus 24 Commentary

by Brad Boyles

What does the manifestation of God look like? For Moses and these others, they received a small glimpse of His glory. The description, as in Revelation as well, hardly does it justice. In fact, it would seem their eyes would not go much further than the sapphire floor beneath Him.

…and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Exodus 24:10 NASB

It’s really an unbelievable scene. Many scholars have speculated if this was Jesus before His Incarnation. The description of God having feet and not stretching His hands against them would be consistent with that view. Whatever the case, the access God allowed for these people was amazing. Without God’s protection, they would surely be destroyed by His glory.

Within this event is a picture of our relationship with God. If left unprotected, we can never approach Him and all His glory. Without Him doing a good work for us, and allowing our access into His throne room, we have no home. Jesus became sin so that we could have full access to God, and so we could bear His image on Earth in the form of the Holy Spirit. We are called living temples, high priests, and saints.

The same power that moves us in this passage is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. It’s the same power that’s found in our lives today! On many levels, it’s indescribable. The power and authority of the Lord should move us to reverence and awe as we approach Him through our covenant made possible by His Son Jesus Christ.

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