Read Exodus 25:10-22
“And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel” (v. 22).
There are many reasons why people choose us to be their friends. Some choose us because of a good deed we have done for them. Some choose those that have a great deal of this world’s goods and they think that by choosing them they may benefit by having the wealthy to be their friend.
I am so grateful for those who have chosen to let me be their friend and to have fellowship with them. They have not made that choice because I am wealthy so they can benefit financially. Neither have they chosen my friendship because of good deeds I might do for them, for I am limited in what I can do. They chose my friendship and fellowship because they love God and He has commanded us to love one another.
God told Moses that He would meet with him and commune with him from above the mercy seat. We should be grateful that we are not limited to meeting and communing with God in a certain church or in a particular place within the church, but He will meet and commune with us in the place of obedience. As God told Saul through Samuel, He expects obedience and not sacrifice in order to have fellowship with Him. (Larry DeOrnellis)
Jesus said He would never leave or forsake us, and He is available for fellowship with us wherever we come to Him.
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