He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel. The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. Psalm 103:7,8
An interesting differentiation between the aspect of God that Moses got to see, and what everyone else got to see. Moses intentionally sought the face of God. He longed for the presence of God, he desired to know God deeply personally. In this search God was able to reveal to Him, who He is – His character.
Moses called on God “Show me your glory” (Exodus 33). And God did, He visited Moses with His presence and revealed His character – compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in love – the statement God used of Himself – revealed to Moses, not everyone else.
For others, all they got to see was the outworking of who God is. His deeds. Not to undermine the value of that of course. It’s a wonderful thing to see God at work, and in seeing God at work we do get to know something of who He is.
However, the lesson here for us, is that to seek God’s face is more significant than seeking His hand. To seek who God is, is of greater value than to seek what he can do. To know Him is of far greater importance than to know what He can do.
The greater transformation we need is the transformation of our lives not of our circumstances.
Let’s be a generation of God seekers, not a generation of solution seekers.
For it is the generation of those who seek God that find true intimacy, fulfilment and blessing (Psalm 24).
Seek first the kingdom of God and everything else will be added to you (all the needs of this life).
Moses knew the character of God, everyone else only knew the deeds of God. Which will it be for you?