And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
I. THE DWELLING OF GOD AMONG US IN CHRIST JESUS, when it is a reality, and not merely an idea or a phrase, imports and of necessity SECURES THE PASSING AWAY FROM US OF THE THINGS WE HAVE MOST REASON TO FEAR. When God comes to dwell among us, which can only be by dwelling in us individually, sin goes from us, in its guilt and its predominating power.
II. GOD COMES THUS TO DWELL WITH MEN, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER, and for the nourishment of all goodness. The putting away of sin is but the negative part of salvation. The presence in its place of truth and duty and love and obedience — this is what makes a saved man.
III. FOR HOW LONG DOES GOD DWELL WITH MEN? Deep philosophy as well as high faith sanctions the conclusion that the God of grace, who makes covenant with man and dwells with him, is "our God for ever and ever," and that He "will never leave us or forsake us."
(A. Raleigh, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,