The Lord said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2 Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain. 3 No one is to come with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks and herds may graze in front of the mountain.” Exodus 34:1-3
Surprisingly, the Lord was not upset that Moses had tossed the first two stone tablets in a fit of anger.
His instructions for the second set of tablets were as precise as the first, It would be Moses and Moses alone on the mountain. Not even the animals were to go near the mountain.
At this point, you have to say that at least Moses was trying. Even though he started out doubting his abilities to lead the people in a big way, he was growing into the role and accepting it. He had met one-on-one with the Lord numerous times which seemed to have helped his confidence greatly.
He got angry at the right times.
He fell down and worshiped when he needed to.
He ultimately displayed a great love for his people despite their obstinance and wayward actions.
The Lord kept to His word of walking with Moses as he did these things. God knew Aaron would be trouble but couldn’t tell him in those words. Moses would have to find out for himself about his older brother.
What is the Lord calling you to do at this stage in your life?
The Lord called Moses to lead the people when he was 80 years old, and look at what He did through him. Just the physical activity alone would make lesser men sore! But He called him and empowered him.
Again, I ask, what is God calling you to do at this stage in your life? It may not be anywhere near as “glamorous” as what Moses had done. But we also see some of the behind the scenes activities that Moses had to deal with.
Whatever God is calling you to do, do it with everything within you. Don’t let your foot off the gas pedal until He shows you it’s time to move on. Three or four years from now you’ll be glad you obeyed.