Scripture:   Exodus 24:9 NIV  Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 

10  and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.
11  But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.

Observation:    What an amazing verse, perhaps one of the most amazing, to me, in the entire Old Testament.  I sincerely doubt that their eating and drinking was something they brought with them.  Surely the One who provided manna and water for the millions below could provide for the seventy now with Moses on the mountain.  (Even if the only had what they brought with them, it would have been what God provided. That is all Israel had to eat and drink!  There was no other food.) But this special meal was provided by God.  And what made it special was that they were eating in His Presence.  How greatly God desires fellowship!

Application:     I do not want to lag behind when God calls me to the mountain for fellowship with Him!   For me it is usually searching the scriptures on my laptop computer.  I do not want to spend the time grudgingly.  I do not want to complain about the climb.  If the result is meeting with God, let no mountain path be too rough or too steep!

Prayer:   Lord, it is a great privilege and honor to fellowship with you in the Bible.   Amen 

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!