Exodus 24:12-18 (focus verse 16b) (NIV) …For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud.
“Moses was kept waiting at a respectful distance for six days before God called him to draw near.” This was his second session upon Mt. Sinai, and “his leaders were present as witnesses to the giving of the Law, but not participants in the receiving of the Law.” If we want to “enjoy the privilege of intimate communion with God, we cannot be in a hurry as was Saul (I Sam. 13:8-9). To hurry God is to find fault with Him.” God does a profound work in our hearts during the waiting period as we focus away from life’s distractions and toward the God who is at work within us and within circumstances throughout the waiting process. Learn to wait on God.