Today's encouragement comes from Exodus 19:8b & 9b, where we read these words:
" . . . So Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD. . . . So Moses told the words of the people to the LORD."
We might be thinking, "Why did God have Moses do this? The Lord could hear what the people said—nothing escapes Him; He knows all things." True, but The LORD is a covenant God. In other words, He operates with His peo-ple through a Mediator (ultimately Jesus). When God deals with the rest of the world, He does not employ a Mediator; but when He communes with His church, He does.
We have no access to God without Jesus. No one comes to God "directly.” The True Deity may *only* be approached through a Perfect Intercessor (Jesus). Moses (here in Ex. 19) is a "type" of Christ. Outside of our Lord Jesus Christ there is virtually no way to the Almighty God.
[Puritan quote of the day: "This [true] God is joy in sadness, light in darkness, life in death, heaven in hell.” —Thomas Shepard, in, "The Sincere Convert"]