And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
God had miraculously delivered His people out of Egypt and was now supernaturally guiding them to the Promised Land: “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people” (Ex. 13:21-22). There were visible manifestations of God’s presence among His people for the strengthening and comfort of their faith.
Not soon after their great deliverance and even with the visible daily guidance, the people grumbled about their state. As a result, God gave them an additional visible token: “The glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud”—the cloud that had been guiding them. While we don’t know what the people actually saw, it must have been a clear manifestation of His glory.
While I don’t want to stretch this too far, we also need a definite revelation of God’s glory when we grumble and complain. we also need a definite revelation of God’s glory when we grumble and complain. Click To Tweet Only that can reel us in. We need to know that He is all-glorious. Yes, there is daily, supernatural guidance, which we many times take for granted or are not aware off, but we also need to see His glory, stunning us.
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