Exodus 24:3: “So Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, ‘All the words which the LORD has said we will do.'”

August 27th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional

There are several important mountaintop experiences described in the Scriptures. This account of the Lord appearing to Moses and giving His law to the children of Israel is, to say the least, a weighty mountaintop experience. We read of another crucial New Testament mountaintop experience in the Gospels when Jesus went up on the Mount of Transfiguration. He took Peter, James, and John to the top of the mountain and was then transformed (metamorphosed or changed) right before their eyes, giving them a true view of God the Son in all His weight and glory.

But there is another mountaintop that is even more important than either Sinai or the Mount of Transfiguration. Even though it is not a very large mountain, Calvary (or Golgotha), where the Savior was crucified, looms higher than any other mountain on the earth. Moses had the privilege on top of Mount Sinai to meet with the Lord face-to-face, as the people of Israel waited at the bottom for Moses to come back down and tell them what they were to do. And since Jesus has been sacrificed for us on Mount Calvary, we, like Moses, have been given the great privilege of meeting with God and coming into His presence through worship and His Word.

The writer of Hebrews tells us in 10:19 that we may enter the Holy of Holies, His throne room of Grace, because of the blood of Jesus Christ. We no longer have to wait at the bottom of the mountain for revelation. It has been given to us in God’s word. All we need to do is be faithful to our responsibility of reading and being obedient.

“Thank you, LORD, for Your Word of direction and correction for us this day.”