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EXODUS 24:12, 18

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them.
So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain.And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

The busyness of life affects just about everything, even the classics. One theater is offering an abridged version of Shakespeare’s works. If you don’t have time to view each of them separately, you can see 37 of the Bard’s plays condensed into one act and experience a rewrite of Hamlet in the second.

Moses also was a busy man. He was responsible for the lives and welfare of more than a million people. He was the primary liaison between God and those under his care. Even though Aaron and his sons had been appointed priests (Ex. 28:41), Moses was the one who spoke to God face to face (33:7-11).

At one point, Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, became so concerned about him that he recommended Moses delegate some of his responsibilities to others. Yet Moses wasn’t content to settle for an abridged relationship with God. He took 40 days and 40 nights from his busy schedule to spend with the Lord.

Christians today often use busyness to explain why they don’t have time for such spiritual disciplines as prayer or Bible study. As they rush to get to the end of their lives, they fill their hours with work, sports, family and social activities. If they’re lucky, they manage to squeeze a bit of God into the cracks between everything else.

But life would be more meaningful if we learned to reverse the process. Fill your life with God, and you’ll still have time for everything else that’s important. It might amaze you how much you could accomplish if you put God first. The busier you become, the more important it is that you spend quality time with God.



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