‘For the place where you stand is holy ground.’ Exodus 3:5 NKJV
Jewish scholars used to debate why God revealed Himself to Moses in the middle of the desert. Why not a highly populated or religiously significant place? The consensus was that God wanted to show ‘that no place on earth, not even a thorn bush, is devoid of God’s presence.’ Pastor and author A.W. Tozer wrote: ‘God is above, but He’s not pushed up. He’s beneath, but He’s not pressed down. He’s outside, but He’s not excluded. He’s inside, but He’s not confined. God is above all things presiding, beneath all things sustaining, outside all things embracing, and inside all things fulfilling.’ And here’s the best part: ‘God…works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.’ (Philippians 2:13 NKJV) Today God is living within you, working within you, and giving you a desire to do the things that please Him. And here’s an interesting thought. Since God lives within you, don’t go anywhere that you know He wouldn’t be pleased to go, or get into situations you know He wouldn’t be pleased to be in. When you feel wrong about being with a certain person, or in a certain place, pay attention. It may be the Holy Spirit telling you that you don’t belong there and you shouldn’t be doing that. Is God being narrow-minded? No; He wants only the best for you, so He’s protecting you from harm. The Bible says, ‘For the Lord God is a sun and a shield… no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.’ (Psalm 84:11 NKJV) Today wherever you go, remember that God is there!
SoulFood: Ex 7–9, Jn 1:14–28, Ps 92, Prov 26:1–3
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023