The Place by God, or the Right Standpoint
Exodus 33:20-23
And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.…

The guide-books name the time when rainbows may be seen on some of the many waterfalls which abound in Switzerland. One day, when I was at Lauterbrunnen, I went to the famous Staulbach Fall (980 feet), and sat down by the flagstaff, and waited and watched. Others did the same, and we all went away disappointed. Next day one of my friends said he would show us how to find the rainbow. So I went again, and saw a most lovely one, and stood almost in the centre of it. Then I found that not only were sunshine and spray necessary to produce a rainbow, but also that those who would see it must stand between it and the sun, i.e., it could be seen only at a given point. Then I perceived that those who would see the glory of God could see it only in the face of Jesus Christ, and that the reason why so many fail in this respect is because they do not take the right standpoint.

(Gavin Kirkham.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

WEB: He said, "You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live."

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