Ye Have Dwelt Long Enough In This Mount
“Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount” was God’s declaration to the children of Israel during their wilderness experience. They had journeyed for 40 years during which He had proved them, humbled them, and shown them the failings and frailties of their flesh- Deuteronomy 8:2. And now, He called them to a new commitment and consecration. He calls them to arise and march forward in their journey- Deuteronomy 1:7 Turn you, and take your journey. The Lord is also calling us today from the idleness of our unproductive religiosity and churchism. He is calling us to a new dawn of real spiritual encounters and intimate journey with Him.
Horeb was a place where the Israelites resided for a long time and it had some significance in their journey to the promised land, namely: it served as a place of satiety- Exodus 17:6; It was a place of restoration- Exodus 33:6; and it was a place of preparation- Deuteronomy 1:6,7. Whatever situation we are passing through, it is God’s way of getting us ready for what is ahead. Therefore, we must make diligent carefulness in seeking His face and waiting on Him until we perceive or hear Him speak for our next move.
This command required that an expected action be taken. It involves leaving a place of
comfort and convenience to walk into the unknown, although He was not leading them without a vision because God had given them the promise of a glorious land of milk and honey-Deuteronomy 2:7; 1:19 and He was leading them toward the promise. God may give us a foresight into His desired destination for our lives but we must follow him intimately to get the diverse steps to reaching that destination. Today, the Spirit of God still speaks and directs men who would seek him diligently- Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Meditation: Bury your fears and all that is holding you back at that spot and let Him do the leading…
Author: Bro A. Faola
1 He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be,
still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, he leadeth me;
by his own hand he leadeth me:
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.
2 Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
sometimes where Eden’s flowers bloom,
by waters calm, o’er troubled sea,
still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me. Refrain
3 Lord, I would clasp thy hand in mine,
nor ever murmur nor repine;
content, whatever lot I see,
since ’tis my God that leadeth me. Refrain
4 And when my task on earth is done,
when, by thy grace, the victory’s won,
e’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
since God through Jordan leadeth me. Refrain