As we approach the end of the Exodus story, it’s clear that Moses and God have reached a new dynamic in their relationship. After forty years of talking with God, learning to obey and seeing His provision over and over again, Moses has come to see that God’s presence is all he truly needs and wants. When given the choice to enter the Promised Land without God, Moses dismisses it out of hand. If you’re not going, he says, then neither am I.
This exchange leads to one of the more majestic moments in Scripture, when God permits Moses to catch a glimpse of His glory. God gives us glimpses of His glory, too – but if we’re not looking for it, it can be easy to miss.