September 2: It’s Not Who You Are, But What You Are

Scripture Reading—Psalm 99:6-9

“Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them. He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.” (Psalm 99:6, 7)

I know who My people are who truly serve Me at the altar, who call upon My Name and keep My ordinances. I have their names.

Moses and Aaron were not perfect. And because of their sins, they died in the wilderness. Aaron died because he bowed to the people’s will. He was called to lead My people, but instead My people led him. Moses died because he allowed himself to be angered by the people and was not the example of righteousness that he should have been. But I knew them and loved them and I communed and talked with both Moses (Numbers 12:6-8a) and Aaron (Exodus 25:22, Deuteronomy 34:10).

Our relationship was not a “one-way” relationship. I talked to them and they responded. They spoke to Me often and they kept My testimonies and My ordinances. They did not only keep them in the form of tablets of stone which they placed in the Ark of the Covenant, they kept them in their hearts.

To please Me, you must keep My Word in your heart. When you do it will compel Me to draw close to you and have communion with you. This relationship is not limited to a certain tribe. Although Samuel was not of the tribe of Levi, the tribe which was chosen to stand before Me and worship Me, yet I communed with him the same as I did with Aaron and Moses. It is not who you are, but what you are that causes Me to come down and have fellowship with you. Name and fame is of no account. But the heart that is hungry for fellowship will surely know My presence and hear My message of love and comfort.



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