Ever wish you could see God face to face? As if you were talking to him as your best friend? I am not sure if that would be incredible or terrifying. What would it be like to talk to God?
Moses had that opportunity in his lifetime. It started in the most interesting way as a burning bush spoke. He then talked to God in a tent and on a mountain and in other ways as well. Moses wasn’t the only one that had this chance though. It is recorded many times in the Old Testament that God spoke directly to his people. Joshua had this chance to speak to God. Joshua 1:1-9 records a conversation between them. No burning bush, no tent, no mountain, but pretty spectacular none the less. The One True Living God speaking to His people. So cool. Kind of scary.
His words though to Joshua are words that we must remember for all of our lives. Why do I say that? Because they are words that God spoke face to face with him but that he says to you today face to face as well. You see, God still speaks. He is a God of words and He is speaking to you today. It may be a little different than before without all of the pomp and circumstance, but it is still the same. He speaks today through His Word, The Bible, and He is saying the same thing to you today that He said to Moses and Joshua.
In His conversation with Joshua He said this to him, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1:5)”
Today God speaks the same and says this exact thing to you through His Word. God Himself came to this earth as Jesus Christ, and as He was leaving He spoke to His disciples, those that believed in Him as the Messiah which would be you today if you believe the same. He said this to them as He left, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)”
Hebrews 13:5-6 emphasizes this for us: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
The God that spoke to Moses and to Joshua and to others is speaking to you saying the same thing to you as He did to them, “I am with you always.” In everything you do today, remember that promise to be true. He is with us always and will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what we are going through. In the good and bad, hold on to that as true as He is speaking directly to you!