Meeting with God – Exodus 29:42

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EXODUS 29: 42-43 (ESV)

where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.


The entire purpose of building a tabernacle perhaps can be summarized into this phrase, “To meet with us, and to speak to us”.

  • God wants to have a relationship with us.
  • He is inviting us to His place, Eden.


  • Are we trying hard to build a wonderful relationship with GOD?
  • Are we working hard to build a tabernacle in our lives?
  • So that He can come down to meet with us?

Notice this is not “meet” God. This is “meet with” God. It’s like we all ‘met’ God when we opened our first Bible. (The Word IS God – John 1:1)

God meeting with us is something deeper. He wants to speak to us, which is more relational than simply meeting someone.

How would we invite God to speak to us? (i.e. meet with us?)

  • We open our Bible and mediate on His Word every day.
  • “Consecrate” ourselves (i.e. setting us apart as holy like He commanded to Moses). This is more practically written in Romans 12:2 ESV – where we are not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewal of our mind.
  • Fully inviting the Lord, our Yahweh to be the center of our lives. (Romans 12:1 MSG) Your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

By doing this, I think we are going to finally “meet up with” God.

EXODUS 33: 11 (ESV)  Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.

Having Him as our friend means we can get together with him, which is amazing. I can casually talk to God whenever and wherever through prayer and worship, just like a friend making a private/personal phone call to meet up with his friend.

But what comes first?

Working hard to build a tabernacle in our lives!

(i.e. Fixing our attention on God, and start reading and listening to the Word of God.)

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