Today’s reading Exodus 39-40

Exodus 40:38 For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

The children of Israel had clear and obvious evidence of both the presence of God and His leadership. He sent the cloud and the pillar of fire. They were protected, warmed, directed, and given light by His presence.

Today that is not as obvious for us often. He is even more present and we have even greater promises but we can not see them with our physical eyes. We walk by faith and not by sight!

He is not present in a cloud or pillar of fire but actually has taken up residence in our hearts. He has given us His Word to direct our paths. He, personally, convicts us of sin, directs our hearts, shows us His will as He works in our hearts.

We must learn to believe in His direction and protection as much as they did. We must get into His Word to get direction. We must submit to what we know that He wants us to do!

Actually we are privileged to be in a much better spot today than the children of Israel. We have His promise that He will never leave us or forsake us! We have Him living in our hearts and always with us! We have His written Word.

Not much more you could ever ask for or desire!