Exodus 24:2 2 And Moses alone shall come near the Lord: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
This chapter contains an incredible account of 73 men being privileged to “see God” (v.11). What they saw must have been God in some form that made Him see-able as He is an invisible Spirit in His pure essence. The sight of God must have been more glorious than they were able to describe as they only mention what was under God’s feet (v.10).
What is interesting is that the people as a whole were not allowed to go up to see God and that Moses alone was allowed to come near to the Lord. This is a real contrast to the privilege we now have through the book of Christ to come directly into God’s presence. This access is granted to all who believe on Christ. And this access should cause us to draw near to God with full assurance. What a privilege to come into the presence of such an awesome God!
Hebrews 10:19–22 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.