Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What Does It Mean that God Spoke "Face to Face" with Moses?

What does it mean when we read that the Lord spoke to Moses “face to face” (Exodus 33:11)?

The phrase “face to face” is a metaphor that, along with the phrase “as a man speaks with his friend,” suggests spiritual communion and intimacy. The image should not be taken literally, especially in view of the fact that God said no one, including Moses, could see his face and live. It describes God’s straightforward and deep communication with Moses, not his physical presence (Numbers 12:6-8).

–The Quest Study Bible

1 comment:

Catonya Faison said...

This is good enlightment of this scripture. You would be surprised the number of people who is misled by it or themselves just misunderstand Numbers 12:6-8