God was angry with the people of Israel! When Aaron created an idol (a calf) at the people’s request, they worshiped it, saying, "These be thy gods which have brought thee up out of Egypt." God told Moses He would not "go up in the midst" of Israel, "lest I consume" them (verse 3).
What could Moses do? Other versions of this verse say that Moses took his own tent, pitched it outside the camp, and called it the "Tent of Meeting." Historians say it was 2,000 cubits (about ¾ of a mile) from the camp. There Moses met with God, and God talked to Moses "face to face, as a man talks with his friend" (verse 11).
When Moses left the camp for the Tent of Meeting, the people noticed. "Every man stood at his tent door." When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud (God’s presence) moved to the door of that tent.
Today, wickedness abounds in our world. Is God any less angry? Now, more than ever, God needs His people to consistently meet with Him. Do you have a "Tent of Meeting," a place where there is a separation between the profane (things that are earthly) and the holy (time spent with the Lord)? Do you have a place where you regularly meet with the Lord? Is it "outside the camp," away from the noise of everyday life?
When Moses spent time with God, it was obvious to the people. Likewise, as we spend more time in our "Tent of Meeting," it will become obvious to those around us. Our nation needs more people who consistently withdraw from life to meet and hear from God. Perhaps it would be good to consider the discipline of a place (a "Tent of Meeting") to regularly meet with God.
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