The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”

Exodus 33:14-15

God’s promise to Moses was quite explicit. This became the yardstick by which Moses led his life, and he passed it on to Joshua when commissioning him to succeed him. Speaking from personal experience he could attest, ‘He will never leave you nor forsake you.’ (Deut.31:6) With a promise like that to guide us, why would we ever want to ‘go it alone’?

Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 31

Bible in One Year: Hebrews 2; Genesis 46 28-47 31; Psalm 37