Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants. ’ 2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff- necked people and I might destroy you on the way
(Exodus 33:1-3 NIV)

In Exodus 33, we see Israel coming face to face with reality of life without God. God promised blessings, and they were going to receive these blessings; but without God.

It's unfortunate, especially in America, we seem content with the blessings of God without the work of a relationship with God. We've counted our blessings, played in our blessings, while vastly ignoring the one who provided those blessings.

Scripture relates our relationship with Christ like that of a bride and groom. What kind of relationship do you expect of a bride and groom? How's that compare with your relationship with God?

God's purpose is a reconciliation of a relationship with Him. If our relationship with Him does not compare with what we expect of our relationship with a spouse, we need to seek the council of the Spirit of God and rectify that relationship. If we have a better relationship with the people and things of this world than we do with God, our only posture is prayer in a diligent seeking after Him.
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