Moses was very humble. He was more humble than anyone else. He was faithful. Moses was so faithful that God spoke to him “directly, openly, and not in riddles.” The Message says God spoke to Moses “intimately.” Moses was able to see “the form of the Lord.” Other translations say he was able to “behold” the form of the Lord, or that he “ponders the very form of the Lord.” Yes, no one could see God and live (Exodus 33:20, John 1:18). However, Moses was able to behold, to see, to enjoy this special intimate time with God.
Moses wasn’t perfect. Yes, very humble and faithful— but not perfect. Remember, he wasn’t allowed into the Promised Land. However in his walking in faith and walking in humility with the Lord, he was able to be in the presence of God. He was able to behold the form of God. He was able to hear from God directly, plainly.
If you feel like you are not hearing from God, if you feel like God is silent right now in your life, examine your current self. Are you humbling yourself? Are you recognizing and acknowledging your need for Him? Are you reading His Word? Are you walking in faithful obedience? Moses was humble and faithful, and he saw the very form of God. May this encourage you today. Draw near to Him— seek Him. Remember, He will draw near to you and you will find Him. He promises you this (see James 4:8, Jeremiah 29:13). I pray you will see the form of the Lord. I pray you will experience the presence of the Lord throughout your day.
“Moses was a very humble man, more so than anyone on the face of the earth. Not so with my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my household. I speak with him directly, openly, and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord.” – Numbers 12:3, 7-8 [CSB]