"In Our Rest" - Exodus 33:1-16 (Exodus: God is Here)

Immediately after their Golden Calf rebellion, the Lord presents Israel with an interesting proposition. He invites Moses to go ahead and lead Israel into the Promised Land with the fulfillment of their dreams: direction, protection, and a land filled with milk and honey. However, it would happen without the presence of God. He informs them that He cannot come with them due to their sin and stiff-necked rebellion. Through this story, we will discuss the true nature of rest, the counterfeit forms we settle for, and the deepest longings of our hearts. What is true rest and where does it come from? For the people of God, the presence of God is everything.